Includes: 1 unlimited edition CD autographed by the artist in handwriting, printed paper liner notes, and CD case.
The centerpiece of this 37+ minute CD is a multitrack meditation: a 24 and 1/2 minute long auditory exhibition of the growling, rhythmic beauty of electric bass guitar left largely unaltered by effects. The remaining 13 minutes of this CD consists of pieces produced with digital multitrack recording technology and a variety of instruments. Hall’s work is multiply layered, diverse in musical reference, and rich in tone, timbre, and texture. In all, "Scultura Sana 2" [Sound Sculpture 2] is harmonious, picturesque, and quite listenable.
Excerpts from a press release by San Francisco Bay Area gallerist Peter Hayes:
"The sounds that Scott F. Hall lures from his various instruments and occasional field recordings resonate with a deeply internal, thoughtful sensibility. The intensity with which he creates, plays, and composes reveals a freedom of expression and ultimately a real pleasure in making sound. The artist always succeeds in focusing a listeners attention to the sounds created, the present moment, the instruments - in short, the act of listening. His explorations go beyond a definition of 'music' or 'song' and allow us to experience sound in a new way by providing a new context in which to hear it. There is a layering and a mystery, a manipulation of instruments and recorded sound, and a rock energy which allows the listener to expand our scope of what art can be as well as what music can be. Hall reveals his sound work slowly, patiently, and with great finesse."