The Breeze Blowing Over Us’ began with a recording of a box fan in the bedroom window of my loft in Seattle. I recorded it during the first weekend my partner and I spent together in the summer of 2008.
The technique I was exploring at the time was to transform a single environmental recording—through digital processing—into a bank of recordings. I would then use these iterations of the original to construct and compose the entire album. My intent was to use these iterative recordings as an opportunity to meditate on the original experience and infuse some of that emotion and sentiment into the final piece.
It was not the first time I attempted this, but it became one of the most meaningful. In this case, the original recording marked our first weekend together and by the time it was finished and released in spring 2009, we were living together in Los Angeles.
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I thought I would never love one of Yann's releases as much as I do 'Relocation.Reconstruction'. Turns out I was wrong. This four piece work is sonically incredible - deep, moody, notably musical and full of tension and beauty. The atmospheres and sound design are exemplary and allow you to drift unhindered into a sonic world that's at once welcoming and beautiful as well as sometimes dark and a little more challenging. Just superb in every way. Remote_
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Terrific immersive listen. I didn't want either piece to end - I often feel this way with Yann Novak's music. I like the intention - calming - that has driven this release. These are such unsettling times. This guy has put loads of his excellent material out there effectively for free so a great chance to say thanks for that, and this, and look after yourself. kralin