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Una Lee’s Static Flux and Mindwandering

Una Lee has had a very busy summer! Besides being part of Lynlee with me, she has managed to put out two superb new releases. Both discs offer many aural rewards after a few listens. Mindwandering is released on the withering-trees label and features Hyo Jung Kim on Violin and voice. Here is what they say :

“The term ‘ Stream of consciousness’ or ‘Train of thoughts’ would be the best way to describe the idea, by which this piece ‘Mindwandering’ was made. It’s a rather longer sound collage of over 30 different found sound tracks and some field recordings of improvised music, which were used and manipulated to accompany the infinitely wandering mind.”

There are some wonderful passages here that masterfully blend sound art, improv, and field recordings into one organic whole. The link is here to listen and download. Check out some other works as well by the label, which looks to be quite promising.

Una’s other release is called Static Flux , here raindrops are recorded in different positions and situations to create a trancelike meditation on the percussive sounds of rain.

For the last week or so, this has been my main listen . It’s  Fantastic!

Check it out

Miniature Landscape Correspondance 1-10

The Miniature Landscape Correspondence began in early spring with Una Lee. As a collaborative duo, we wanted to create something like a video letter or correspondence documenting a moment or view in time. Each view (moment) was composed of two shots, one from each continent, Asia and America. This is the first series and we hope you enjoy them!

Lynlee on Haze’s latest Sound Interpretation Series: Jack Kerouac

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Lynlee  composed a track specifically for Haze’s latest Sound Interpretation series dedicated to Jack Kerouac. The track entitled “A Taste of Rainy Dawn” has Una and me reading Kerouac’s haikus in English and Korean with additional field recordings and soundscapes. The piece was really a pleasure to make and we hope it captures a certain feeling in the haikus. To listen or download go here.   Lots of great things to discover. More from Lynlee soon.

From the Haze net label:

The HAZE Netlabel presents the project Sound Interpretations. In this project we propose to rethink literary heritage of the 20th century. Over the 2012-2013 years, each month we will release the compilation dedicated to the 12 most outstanding writers of the 20th century.

Una Lee’s Grainy Thoughts CDR

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When I first heard Una Lee’s disc Grainy Thoughts I was immediately captivated by its diversity and  mystery. Lee manages to incorporate an eclectic use of sounds to create something innovative and quite compelling. This is no easy task. Styles range from experimental field recordings, sound art,   noise,  and improv piano compositions-each track is rendered with imagination and skill.

From the haunting drones of “A Quiet Rumble” to the delicate, intricate rhythms of “A Rolling Mind” or to the reflective, nostalgic beauty of “A weary conversation” the listener is free to engage and explore.

The disc is now available on Una Lee’s bandcamp page with additional tracks and her own handmade paper case. Like the music, the handmade case is beautiful and displayed with authenticity and care. This is a stunning debut! I look forward to hearing more great things from this South Korean Artist.

Here is the link