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Beloved

by Randall Dunn

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about

Randall Dunn, the musician, producer, and engineer renowned for his work with Sunn0))), Tim Hecker, Six Organs of Admittance, and many more, has announced his first solo effort. Beloved, is set for release on vinyl and digital via figureight on November 9 2018. Following a turbulent period of change and loss the esteemed producer channeled his energies into a seven song meditation on “anxiety, paranoia, different shades of love, different realizations of mortality, how it can make you feel the stages of your life more deeply.”



With Beloved Dunn shifts his knack for emphasizing the human component of music toward mining emotional resonance from the subtle details and textures generated from early digital and analog synthesizers. “I wanted to make something more like prose or a Gerhard Richter painting with sound,” Dunn says of the album. “Being someone that composes with sound, I wanted to find a voice in it that felt personal, that felt human, especially with electronics, something that didn’t feel too mechanical.”

credits

released November 9, 2018

1. AMPHIDROMIC POINT
Randall Dunn - Emu Emulator Voices, PPG Wave, Minimoog, Variphone Trumpet Solo, Tape manipulations
Timm Mason - Roland System 700, Microtonal Tuning facilitation

2. LAVA ROCK AND AMBER
Randall Dunn - Piano, Elka,
Shahzad Ismaily - Fretless Bass, Minimoog
Ulfur Hansson - Guitar Feedback, Buchula music easel.
Jeremiah Cymerman - Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
John McCowen - Contrabass clarinet
Will Smith - Cello

3. SOMETHING ABOUT THAT NIGHT
Randall Dunn - PPG Wave, Drum programming, Granular Synth Ruin,
Jeremiah Cymerman - Clarinet
Frank Fisher- Vocals

4. THEORIA / ALEPH
Randall Dunn - Emu Emulator Choir, PPG WAVE, Tape manipulations
John McCowen - Contrabass Clarinet
Will Smith - Cello
Eyvind Kang - Viola

5. MEXICO CITY
Randall Dunn - Arp Quadra, Minimoog, Guitar, Juno 60, 4 Flangers
Justin Morris - Flanger Boss

6. VIRGO
Randall Dunn - Ems Synthi 100, Pipe Organ, Tape manipulations, Elemental Lightning noise, Lexicon PrimeTime 93
Timm Mason - Ems Synthi 100, Serge Synth system, Photo Optical Sensor,
John McCowen - Contrabass Clarinet multiphonics
Jeremiah Cymerman- Bass Clarinet multiphonics

7. A TRUE HOME
Randall Dunn - OB8, OBX, EMU Voices, Euro Rack Granular synths
Timm Mason - EMU Emulator, OBX,
Zola Jesus - Vocals



All songs written by Randall Dunn © & ℗ 2018 Aleph Music Eternal (BMI) except lyrics to A True Home which contain a Zen poem written close to death by Gesshu Soko

Produced, engineered and mixed by Randall Dunn
Assisted by Will Smith and Justin Morris

Recorded 2016-2018 at:
Q Room Studios, Bolzano, Italy
Figure 8 Recording, Brooklyn NY
Sonic Ranch, El Paso, TX

Mixed at:
Sonic Ranch, El Paso Texas
Strange Weather, Brooklyn NY

Mastered by Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering Service

Photography By Lauren Rodriguez
Layout by Stephen O’Malley

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Randall Dunn New York, New York

Randall Dunn is known for his production skills, engineering expertise, and his knack for emphasizing the human components in music—the flaws, the idiosyncrasies, and the intangible aura that haunts a room when musicians are at work. He’s lent his arrangement ideas to artists like SunnO))) and Earth and provided instrumentation on albums by Anna von Hausswolf, Tim Hecker, Stephen O’Malley & more. ... more

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Track Name: Something About that Night
In tethered hope
I broke away
Cast adrift
From the possible shape we made
Now in this untethered corpse
I fade in dark drift
Reborn in it’s cold gentle sway
Track Name: A True Home
Breathing in, breathing out

Moving forward, moving back
Living, dying
Coming, going

Like two arrows meeting in flight,

In the midst of nothingness 
Is the road that goes directly
 to my true home.

- Gesshu Soko, 16th Century

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