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Smyth – ‘Senescence’ C73 $7
Smyth became interested in Senescence (biological aging of plants and organisms) directly after his daughter Harper’s birth in 2009. It was a natural musical thought process and with this record he was simply more focused on every sound having an easily heard life cycle, while the constant use of field recordings as the canvas serves the purpose of symbolizing the whole of the biological process continuing on without regard to anything else coming of age, or passing from existence as a life form back into dirt. The beginning of something, a sound, a note, a swell of rhodes piano, is almost imperceptible… slowly fading in like a seed pushing through dirt. Once actualized at it’s peak, that sound is noticed by the listener, and often quickly faded back out into the mix, like a plant reaching maturity and then dying shortly thereafter…


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