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Dream Tower Blueprints

by Har

Darkly hypnotic guitar/Chapman Stick-based ambient soundscapes.
Genre: Electronic: Soundscapes
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1. Fulcrum
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2. Dream Tower Blueprints
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3. Her Edges Blurred...
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4. Urban Forge
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5. Fulcrum II
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6. Surcease
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"Dream Tower Blueprints" is the long-awaited first solo release by Har, self-described "software-crazed" multi-instrumentalist with Beta-Lactam Ring Records recording artists Christus & The Cosmonaughts.

In a departure from the epic "post-apocalyptic psychedelic art rock" of CaTC, "Dream Tower Blueprints" features a sonic voyage into one of Har's noted areas of expertise: long, evolving textured soundscapes created almost entirely from real-time performances on guitar and Chapman Stick (a 10-stringed instrument with a range extending between deep bass and guitar). Both instruments are "processed beyond recognition" while still retaining the subtle hand-played "organic" nuances that set it apart from synth-based performances. No MIDI or synths were used.

While some of the compositions on "Dream Tower Blueprints" were achieved using interactive looping techniques similar in concept to Robert Fripp's legendary Frippertronics, others were instead played straight-through from start to finish so as to create an intentionally linear, yet richly-textured ambient soundscape inspired in part by György Ligeti's works.

Blessed/cursed with an almost photographic memory of his dreams going all the way back to his very early childhood, Har drew from this imagery as a source of inspiration for many of the pieces on "Dream Tower Blueprints". Ranging from hauntingly beautiful and hypnotic ("Fulcrum", "Dream Tower Blueprints", "Her Edges Blurred..."), to darkly pensive and edgy ("Urban Forge", "Fulcrum II"), to the emotional, eBow-driven coda of "Surcease" - the listener is taken deep into an almost visual realm of both darkness and light.

Tracks from the album have been played on NPR's Star's End, Hearts Of Space, Progressive Soundscapes Radio, NTNS Radio and Stillstream.Com.

Visit Har's websites at http://www.ambientguitarist.com and http://www.myspace.com/ambientguitarist for detailed information about his music and more.
For information about Har's band Christus & The Cosmonaughts, visit: http://www.myspace.com/christusthecosmonaughts

The album is now also available to purchase through iTunes! Go to:
http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playListId=253027407


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scott m


Har-at his first solo album...GREAT MUSIC if you have problems falling asleep at night...Try his music ...It works for me ... I'm looking forward hearing another CD from him in the near future...
Great Job Har Please produced another dark - ambient CD for me and others who like your style...

Hovmod

Stunning guitar music
Even without taking into account the stunning fact that this album is made with guitars and sticks, this is a remarkable release.
The evolving textures made me pay attention from the first seconds, and kept me from doing anything else for the duration of the CD. The additional instruments create rhythmic frameworks that do not impose on the tranquil atmospheres, and the overall sound is huge, lush and lovely.
Trying to find good words to describe this, I've come up with 'non-trivial' and 'flawless', but I'm norwegian and can't use those in a sentence. ;)
Beautiful.

Scot Solida


Textural bliss, but with a strong musicality often lacking in ambient music, this dude knows his way around both fretted and unfretted boards. I have never heard anyone squeeze this many sounds out of a guitar...

scottm


Har-----is the greatest. If you like dark-ambient music this CD is your best bet. Har has the experience to hit all areas of ambient.I'm looking for his next CD to come out in the near future..