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Laura Mello
RINGING STILL LIFE

  • Laura Mello — electronics

Ringing Still Life is a 7″ concept-album.
The medium where I discovered what I would later learn to call hörspiel accompannied me throughout my childhood. At that time, I had a huge collection of children´s stories on 7″ vinyl, including pretty well done musical arrangements. Thus, I wanted to honor the format that surely influenced my further musical path, bringing together in one single concept two technologies that refer to different times: ringtones and vinyl records.

The double groove cut enhances the game with a chance operation: either you reach the groove with only ringtones in it, or you hear ringtones and field recordings. The material for the ringtones was generated in many steps within some years, played during a jam session recorded at the ELAK-Studios in Vienna, and other random recordings from the time, processed and re-composed later on.

The field recordings belong to another collection of mine which includes sound landscapes from many places I have been. Ringing Still Life is a sounding bridge between different media, times, places and my first work on vinyl.

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Format

Special double groove cut 7” + digital download
(includes 7 free ringtones, composed by Laura Mello)
limited to 300 copies
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Credits

  • All compositions by Laura Mello,
  • Recorded 2004—2017 by Laura Mello (Berlin/Blumenau/Curitiba) & Richard Bruzek (Vienna)
  • Mixed by Laura Mello
  • Mastered by Wolfgang Musil
  • Double groove cut at D&M Berlin
  • Cover art by Karen Tortato & Wendelin Büchler
  • Special thanks to ELAK @ MDW Vienna

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