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Cinderland

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Edward Flynn Great meditative pseudo movie scores. The perfect thing to listen to and let your mind create the movie. Favorite track: Blood that Ran the Rapids.
Steve Denby
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Steve Denby Hauntingly beautiful classical string/electronic collaboration - Thank you! Favorite track: Hypoxia.
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A Strangely Isolated Place If there's a follow up film to The Revenant - these guys should do the soundtrack. Favorite track: A White Truck.
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Sōzuproject Scott and Mark have done an incredible piece of work within this new collaboration. All the tracks are wonderful but "a white truck" is what I mean to compose emotions. Thanks guys! Favorite track: A White Truck.
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Jonathan Waldo Scott Morgan and Mark Bridges bring together such wonderfully complementary creative forces. Scott with his signature enveloping soundscapes fed by the Mark Bridges' narrative cello. Favorite track: Hypoxia.
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High Plains is the duo of Scott Morgan and Mark Bridges. Morgan, based in the Canadian Pacific Northwest, is predominantly known for his drifting, textured soundscapes released under the pseudonym loscil. Bridges is an accomplished, classically-trained cellist residing in Madison, Wisconsin. The two met in Banff, Alberta while they were simultaneously there on residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts in 2014.

They first collaborated when Bridges contributed cello parts to Morgan’s generative music app ADRIFT, recorded in Seattle in 2015.

In early 2016, the duo embarked on a collaborative set of compositions in the oxygen thin air of Wyoming, spending two weeks holed up in a refurbished school house in the town of Saratoga,
where this album was recorded. Inspired by Schubert’s Die Winterreise and the rolling landscapes of their surroundings, the collaboration culminated in a collection of recordings that evoke a shadowy, introspective and dizzying winter journey. Cinderland takes cues from classical, electronic and cinematic musical traditions but is mostly a product of the rugged, mythic landscape; vast and sprawling with a wild, uncertain edge.

The recording was made with a portable studio and all sounds were sourced on site, most notably from Bridges’ cello, the resident Steinway D piano, and field recordings collected from the local soundscape.
The results are a site specific, wide scope view of the high valley terrain the duo worked in, a mix of analog and digital, neoclassical and modern electronic sounds, a complemental series of tracks to become absorbed in, a truly deep listening experience.

The cover art for Cinderland was created by London-based artist, Peter Liversidge.

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released March 10, 2017

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