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The latest collection by Cascadian resident loscil aka Scott Morgan is a stunning meditation on light, shade, and decay, sourced from a single three-minute composition performed by a 22-piece string orchestra in Budapest.?! The subsequent recording was lathe-cut on to a 7-inch, then “scratched and abused to add texture and color,” from which the entirety of Clara was sampled, shape-shifted, and sculpted.?! Despite their limited palette, the compositions summon a sense of the infinite, swelling and swimming through luminous depths.?! Certain tracks percolate over narcoleptic metronomes while others slowdive in shimmering shadowplay, sounding at times like some noir music of the spheres. Although Morgan’s compositional premise for Clara was quite defined, the resultant work is wonderfully opaque and spatial, equal parts lush and lurking, traced in fine-grained gradients and radiant silences.?!

CD $14.00

05/28/2021 796441823123 

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2XLP $24.00

05/28/2021 796441823116 

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Coast/ Range/ Arc// by Loscil

Loscil

Coast/ Range/ Arc//
Kranky

Named after the geographic formations of the seismically volatile Cascadian coastal mountains, loscil’s coast/range/arc// reissue features new artwork and an additional track.?! Remastered by James Plotkin and available on vinyl for the first time. “coast/range/arc// represents a solid and compelling expansion of loscil’s sound.” —Dusted  “Vancouver-based sound sculptor Scott Morgan doesn’t make bad albums.” —Exclaim!  “This is ambient music in the classic sense.” — Boomkat  “It’s not hard to hear a parallel between the slow-motion developments within Morgan’s pieces and the shifts that occur imperceptibly in natural phenomena.” —Texture.?!

CD $14.00

10/16/2020 796441822928 

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2XLP $24.00

11/06/2020 796441822911 

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Equivalents by Loscil

Loscil

Equivalents
Kranky

CHECK STOCK!!!  Received a 7.0 rating from Pitchfork.  Canadian composer Scott Morgan’s 12th long-player as loscil takes its title from an influential series of early 20th century photographs by Alfred Stieglitz, abstracting clouds into miasmic, painterly canvases of smoke and shadowplay.?! It’s a deeply fitting analog for Morgan’s own musical process across the past two decades, fraying forms and tones into widescreen mirages of opaque texture and negative space.?! The name Equivalents referred to Stieglitz’s notion of the photographs as being equivalent to his “philosophical or emotional states of mind;” the same could be said of these eight weighty, shivering chiaroscuros of sound.?!

LP $11.75

08/16/2019 796441822119 

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CD $14.00

08/16/2019 796441822126 

 


2XLP $24.00

08/16/2019 796441822119 

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Sine Studies 3 by Loscil

Loscil

Sine Studies 3
Jaz

***Sine Studies 3 marks the third in a series of 7” releases by loscil on JAZ ecords which explores the singular sound source of digital sine waves.?! Digital sine waves themselves are simple, synthetic sounds with no overtones or timbre.?! With the Sine Studies series, LOSCIL processes, transforms and shapes these building blocks imbuing them with texture and color through the use of layering, processing and distorting..?!

7" $12.25

01/11/2019  

JAZ 16 


Monument Builders by Loscil

Loscil

Monument Builders
Kranky

***NOW AVAILABLE ON VINYL!!! Recieved a 7.4 rating from Pitchfork.?! Monument Builders is the new album from loscil, the ambient/electronic project of prolific composer Scott Morgan.?! It was primarily created on sample-based instruments in Morgan’s century old Vancouver home.?! Like that aged space, this music is also rough-hewn, with rickety samples of boiling kettles and resonant moving air.?! Recordings from a vintage micro-cassette recorder contribute distortion, rattles and textures that serve as both percussion and abstract aural color. According to Morgan, the genesis for the album may have begun as he viewed an old VHS copy of the American experimental film Koyaanisqatsi.?!

LP $19.00

12/30/2016 796441820412 

 


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11/11/2016 796441820429 

 


Sine Studies 2 by Loscil

Loscil

Sine Studies 2
Jaz

***Sine Studies 2 is LOSCIL's continuation of the challenge set forth in Sine Studies 1—namely, to generate music derived from computer generated sine waves and no other sound source.?! Sine waves are perfectly pure units of synthesized sound, which alone contain no overtones and a somewhat unnatural sounding simplicity of spectral content.?! While their abstract purity in its rawest form can seem clinical, unnatural, synthetic and rather void of emotion, loscil takes it upon himself to morph, add, stretch, chop and beat the sine waves into submission, forcing them into shapes and combinations that resonate and attempt to connect with the ears in interesting ways.?! With "Pendulum," rhythm takes the forefront and arpeggiated sines are woven together to create overlapping patterns and forward momentum.?! "Serpens," draws more on harmony and gentle, slow moving chords that harken back to pipe organs and religious music..?!

7" $11.75

12/08/2015  

JAZ 10 


Sea Island by Loscil

Loscil

Sea Island
Kranky

BACK IN STOCK!!***Sea Island is a collection of new material composed and recorded over the past two years.?! While many of these compositions were performed live extensively prior to recording, others were constructed in the studio and are being heard for the first time here.?! Musically, the album represents a range of compositional approaches.?! Murky, densely textured depths of sound are explored with subtle pulses and pings woven within, contrasted with composed or improvised moments of acoustic instrumentation making a move into the foreground.?! Certain tracks on Sea Island such as album opener “Ahul”l make rhythm their focus by exploring subtle polyrhythms and investigating colliding moments of repetition and variation.?! Though staunchly electronic at its core, instruments such as vibraphone and piano make appearances, and layers of live musicality, improvisation and detail appear in the looped and layered beds of manipulated sound recordings.?!

CD $14.00

11/18/2014 796441819126 

 


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11/18/2014 796441819119 

 


Sine Studies 1 by Loscil

Loscil

Sine Studies 1
Jaz

***The newest release from Vancouver's LOSCIL, their first on the JAZ imprint, employs simple sine wave generators as the source for all sounds, transforming and processing some, while leaving others in their original form.?! Pure math and sonorous clarity on 45 RPM from one of Canada's foremost ambient composers.?! Limited release of 300 copies featuring original artwork by Network Osaka..?!

7" $9.25

08/13/2013  

JAZ 3 


Sketches From New Brighton by Loscil

Loscil

Sketches From New Brighton
Kranky

***BACK IN STOCK!!! From SCOTT MORGAN: “This album gets its name from an odd little ocean side park that borders industry and the Vancouver port authority and lays claim to being the birthplace of the city.?! In a way, Sketches from New Brighton it is a continuation of a dialogue with my environment that started with First Narrows (kranky 2004) and continued with the Strathcona Variations EP (Ghostly International 2009).?! It is not a rigorous ‘study’ per se, but more a series of sketches, loose interpretations of the spaces I inhabit as well as an acknowledgement of their influence on my practice.?! These are my impressions, a kind of sketch of New Brighton and the surrounding area in an abstract form.” This sixth full length album from kranky mainstay Scott Morgan sees his pulsing compositions gently unfolding in the understated fashion that has become his trademark.?!

CD $14.00

09/11/2012 796441817122 

 


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09/11/2012 76218945481 

 


Endless Falls by Loscil

Loscil

Endless Falls
Kranky

***CHECK STOCK!!! The fifth full-length release by SCOTT MORGAN under the LOSCIL moniker.?! The album begins and ends with the sound of rain recorded by Scott in his back yard, precipitation being a constant presence in his home city of Vancouver.?! Many of the other sounds on the album are derived from these same recordings, processed and combined with other harmonic sounds to create the textures and drones.?! Something completely new to this release would be vocals, of a sort, a first for any loscil composition, contributed by DANIEL BEJAR on the final track.?! JASON ZUMPANO is the only returning performer from past collaborations, he is responsible for the piano parts.?! KIM KOCH and ROBERT SPARKS make appearances on violin and bass recorder.?! The cover photos for the album were taken from the backseat of the family car by Scott's newest collaborator, his 4 year old daughter SADIE.?! Received a 7.5 rating from Pitchfork..?!

CD $14.00

03/02/2010 796441814121 

 


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03/02/2010  

 


***NOW AVAILABLE ON VINYL FOR THE FIRST TIME!!! The fourth full-length album from Vancouver-based sound artist SCOTT MORGAN under his LOSCIL banner.?! Eight tracks that continue to refine his atmospheric soundscapes with new experimentation and less editing than before..?!

CD $14.00

05/22/2006 796441809622 

 


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10/20/2015 796441809615 

 


First Narrows by Loscil

Loscil

First Narrows
Kranky

***The third album from Vancouver-based sound composer and sampler, synth, effects, and computer maestro SCOTT MORGAN, and his first to feature real instruments and input from other musicians.?! Using sound sources that range from sampled instruments to miscellaneous lo-fi mini-cassette recordings, Morgan generates music on computer by custom programming, sequencing and processing designed so no two performances of the patches would be exactly the same.?! JASON ZUMPANO (Fender Rhodes piano), TIM LOEWEN (guitar), and NYLA RANY (cello) improvised over the electronic sequences, which Morgan then edited and mixed..?!

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05/18/2004 796441806928 

 


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02/17/2017 796441806911 

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Scott Morgan’s second Loscil full-length, Submers, took inspiration from salvaged Time Life classical music albums and “the indelible mystery of submarines and the deep sea.” Composed using a custom-built Max / MSP sequencer—with no external samplers, synthesizers, or acoustic instruments involved—the limitations of the process shaped these masterful, minimal compositions.?! Each piece was produced as a live mix, direct to disk, with no separated tracks.?! Originally issued in November of 2002 on compact disc, Kranky is now making these timeless recordings available on vinyl for the first time. All of these tracks are named after submarines, the final cut being a requiem for the crew of the ill fated Russian nuclear vessel Kursk.?! Recorded at home using only samples as sound sources, the album is rife with sourceless echoes, steely surfaces and ominous melodic and rhythmic undertows.?!

CD $13.50

11/12/2002 796441805822 

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11/23/2018 796441805815 

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Triple Point by Loscil

Loscil

Triple Point
Kranky

***The latest effort from Vancouver-based sound composer and sampler, synth, effects, and computer maestro SCOTT MORGAN.?! Four new tracks, plus six tracks taken from his self-released A New Demonstration of Thermodynamic Tendencies CDR.?! Fluctuating tones and pulses that touch on the sounds of modern electronic artists like Gas and Monolake, as well as the pioneers like Henry Mancini, Gavin Bryars, and Raymond Scott.?! Textrual, playful, and melodic..?!

CD $14.00

10/30/2001 796441804924