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«The dazzling state before the magnanimous perspective of space is something that affects most people. The infinite, the fascinating void… the senses numbed by the impossibility to explain everything that surrounds us… these are the first images that ‘Light Years’ - a new release by Lee Rosevere – awake in our mind. Lee has been releasing his works mostly through his own label Happy Puppy Records and a few others like my good friend Adam’s Proc-Records.
The beginning of this work starts with a drone that moves around within minimal frequencies, as if it was the soundtrack of a voyage through space and everything it represents – the emptiness and the fullness. Micro-tonalities gravitate and leave us in static before the sound waves that fill the universe. The cosmos, nebulae and aurora borealis saw through a sonic telescope made of abstract frequencies, that could prolong into eternity like a Buddha Machine. In ‘Onyx’, time advances at light speed only to land in a future inhabited by machines, cold magnetic sounds that collide with the dirty steel of robots. All the speeches are strange, indefinite, leaving behind only minimalisms which end up dominating us in an almost hypnotic manner. An invasion with license to travel (to dream)…» - Pedro Nunes

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01 • Nebula .................................................................................... pt us
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02 • Onyx ........................................................................................ pt us
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03 • Deathless ................................................................................ pt us
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  • artwork ................................................................................... pt  
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  • all tracks + artwork ................................................................ pt us
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Reviews:

«Light years evoke imaginary of long slow motion and landscape panoramic shots in movies.
The following is a very interesting text by Walter Benjamin from The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction that in a way highlights elements that are present in Lee Rosevere's release on Portuguese netlabel testtube, like its slow and almost still pace and its hypnotic nature.

"...slow motion not only presents familiar qualities of movement but reveals in them entirely unknown ones “which, far from looking like retarded rapid movements, give the effect of singularly gliding, floating, supernatural motions.” Evidently a different nature opens itself to the camera than opens to the naked eye – if only because an unconsciously penetrated space is substituted for a space consciously explored by man. Even if one has a general knowledge of the way people walk, one knows nothing of a person’s posture during the fractional second of a stride. The act of reaching for a lighter or a spoon is familiar routine, yet we hardly know what really goes on between hand and metal, not to mention how this fluctuates with our moods. Here the camera intervenes with the resources of its lowerings and liftings, its interruptions and isolations, it extensions and accelerations, its enlargements and reductions. The camera introduces us to unconscious optics as does psychoanalysis to unconscious impulses." - Walter Benjamin.

Highly recommended for ambient aficionados avid to the work of people like Marcus Schmickler, Edward Artemyev and Tetsu Inoue.»
- David Velez [EARLabs] / April 18, 2008

«Se o assunto é drones ou dark ambient (não demasiado dark), ouçam só este Light Years, lançamento recente do canadiano Lee Rosevere (...).
Sugestão: colocar os auscultadores e fixar um ponto algures no espaço visível (ou invisível) durante a meia hora que dura Light Years. Montado na via láctea, estou quase a chegar a Saturno. Já se distinguem os anéis ao longe.»
- Eduardo Chagas [Jazz & Arredores] / February 28, 2008

«Новое космическое путешествие на одном из самых активных нетлейблов. Гладкий убаюкивающий звук и ровные мелодии альбома хорошо успокаивают и сами закрывают ваши глаза. Включать перед сном.»
- hear/think / February 22, 2008

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