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by Sustainer

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Limited edition physical edition in a run of 100 copies: Rubber stamp artwork pressed in sea-green ink against pure white gate-fold sleeve, with polaroid print and white vinyl-effect CDr housed inside.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Taps via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Sundials, Taps, Sea Shores, Earthtones Volume 3, Turquoise Threads, Earthtones Volume 2, Gone For Walks, Earthtones, and 1 more. , and , .

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Tap 1 06:30
Tap 2 06:03
Tap 3 05:26
Tap 4 06:28
Tap 5 05:09


Our next release is from Barcelona based artist Alex Alarcón, who has been recording as Sustainer since 2003. His work has appeared on labels such as Italic, Thinner, Enypnion and most recently the digital album 'Radiolas' on Room 40.
His sound is built around harmonic Ambient drones and in 'Taps', we are proud to present a short album of liquiform pieces which started life as tonal household objects, woven into a watery tapestry.

During the recording process, Alex searched for every resonant object in his home and found that metal, ceramic and crystal items were of particular use. These were struck with rubber-textile mallets and fed into a loop pedal via contact mics. Once these sounds and tones were collected, they were then carefully polished into fluid timbres, using various techniques.
He strived to create a record made entirely from the sounds of his environment, using his home as an instrument. He wanted to create textures that reflected the peace of home which could only be achieved there, since outdoor field recordings can be so noisy at times.

The final body of work serves as a wonderfully distant yet intimate soundtrack which is best enjoyed inside. Allow the dissolved melting pot of the various 'taps' to flow slowly; a viscous landscape for quiet contemplation.


released December 15, 2015

Written and produced by Alex Alarcón
Mastering by Chris Leary, Melograf Mastering
Cover photography by Alex Alarcón
Packaging design by Harry Towell


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Tessellate Recordings Bourne, UK

Tessellate Recordings was established in January 2012 by Harry Towell, from Lincolnshire in the UK as a sister label to the Audio Gourmet netlabel.
It will focus on infrequent limited edition CDr and digital releases with a focus on music that loosely falls in the modern ambient music category
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