La Réflexion Du Tir

by Preslav Literary School

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"There's tension in the air and the birds are quiet. The day is dull, life is still. Haunting cassette hiss fills the room. Outside, the children are screaming in agony but muffled whispers are all that comes out. Was that your first lover's voice? Another flashback from unremembered youth? There's a fire crackling in the old castle and ghosts dance in the ballroom. And you pass by the church but there's no one there... Preslav Literary School is dedicated to tape collage and endless rearrangements of outsider noise and found sound." Full of Nothing.

"'Francis Servain Mirkovic' starts very quietly and builds into a sixteen minute celestial, harmonious drone. 'Yvan Deroy' also has a slow fade in, begining it's fourteen minute journey with a choral feel, the atmosphere of Gregorian Monks, before adopting a harmonious drone but this time more meloncholic and inward looking. It plays like an old wax cylinder of pumped organ music. Deep and beautiful stuff." MuhMur.

"Essential." Lend Me Your Ears.

"The premise of Preslav Literary School’s music is precisely this: distorting the lines between the haunting and the beatific, confusing the listener about the nature of his music, the intentions behind the lengthy sounds contained within the cassette, the deconstruction of the line between the benevolent and the malevolent. Preslav Literary School makes music to get lost in, and he wants the listener to get lost in both universes at once; in an almost fetishistic way he wants the listener to be blissful about his sonic discomfort. Brilliant." Weed Temple

"As every book creates parallels between itself and the listener's world, La Réflexion Du Tir opens a backstage curtain between the subconscious and the imagination. Warm atmospheric waves of sound direct our attention to where most of the imperceptible nuances are hiding. The The beauty of the music and the calmness of the soul enter into a harmonic union, the feeling of which invigorates like clean wellspring water, inspiring one to thinking, creative activities or just contemplation. Truly deep music, the place for which is in the music players of those who are not in a hurry." Pied Paper

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released October 5, 2011

"La Réflexion Du Tir" was recorded by Adam Thomas in Berlin, "with thanks to alabaster tenements, sonic phosphorescence, supreme courts, branch creation, Cap-Vert Peninsula, reticulating splines, magic martyrs."

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Ambient and drone soundscapes, from cassettes lost and recovered.

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