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Leimer, K.

Closed System Potentials

Palace Of Lights
LP $16.00

07/15/2016 700261437675 

POL 03 


CD $12.00

04/07/2017 634479285530 

POL 02 2017 


FLAC $11.99

07/15/2016 700261437675 

 


MP3 $9.90

07/15/2016 700261437675 

 


Following the RVNG reissues of A Period Of Review (ranked the #7 reissue of 2014 by The Wire) and Artificial Dance (ranked the #2 reissue of 2015 by The Wire), Closed System Potentials, recorded in 1979 and originally released in 1980, finds its way back to CD. In their review of A Period of Review, Pitchfork said, “These pieces most closely evoke the work of Roedelius and Moebius in Cluster: meditative, wistful, lovely, giving off gentle glimmers of light.
In trying to think if the closest American corollary for this set, the possibility emerges that Kerry Leimer is one of the lone examples of American kosmische music, that elegant hybrid that falls somewhere between the Velvets-style mesmerism of Can in the early ’70s and the placid tones of new age music that arose in the next decade. It’s a sound that applies to mid-’70s Cluster, Ash Ra Tempel, Popul Vuh, the second side of Kraftwerk’s Autobahn, and others.”
K. Leimer founded the Palace of Lights label in 1979. Leimer’s early work was reissued by Autumn and RVNG in 2014 and 2015, and his early cassette work is in the critically acclaimed Vinyl On Demand box set American Cassette Culture. He has been actively producing music since the mid 1970s— his current catalog includes 16 still-in-print albums plus two collaborative albums with Marc Barreca.
Leimer’s work is included in the collection of The British Library.

Tracklist

  1. #1 Aerial

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  2. #2 Derivative

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  3. #3 The Random in Nature

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  4. #4 Red Line

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  5. #5 Districts

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  6. #6 Steady State

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  7. #7 A Little Figure and the Weather

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  8. #8 Stationary Image

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  9. #9 Four Pages From an Unfinished Novel

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  10. #10 Field Characteristics

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  11. #11 An Idea and Its Map

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  12. #12 Threshold

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  13. #13 Two Chambers

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  14. #14 What We Already Know

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