Open Graves | Hollow Lake

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Hollow Lake

by Open Graves

Microtonal percussion, invented instruments, resonant spaces.
Genre: Avant Garde: Experimental
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2. Lightless
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3. Cumulus
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4. Waiting Room
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Album Notes
Open Graves is a duo of Paul Kikuchi and Jesse Olsen. Hollow Lake is their first release, and is also the first release from Prefecture Records, a small record label specializing in experimental and often percussion-based music. Hollow Lake was recorded in the Dan Harpole Memorial Cistern, an empty 2-million gallon water cistern in Port Townsend, WA.

Recorded by Dave Christensen and Alden Hackman
Mixed by Paul Kikuchi and Jesse Olsen
Mastered by Wayne Peet, Killzone Music

Cover art: Peter Hasson
Graphic Design: Tiffany Lin

Printed on 100% recycled paper, biodegradable sleeve


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Each piece on this album is a unique tapestry of sounds created by hauntingly beautiful mixtures of percussion, strings, winds, voices, (and probably a few other nifty knick-knacks, which I suppose will get classified under the "percussion" category)... although iTunes classifies the genre as "jazz," I beg to differ. It is definitely its own thing. There are some Partchian qualities to the music (which I am partial to), but the album mostly reminds me of... well, the Earth singing some sort of aria to itself (I realize that this perhaps sounds like a pile of fluff, but if you listen to the album I think you will know what I am talking about). Basically this album makes me happy. I reckon it will do the same for you.