Filed under: Artist Mixes | Tags: Cracked Mirrors and Stopped Clocks, Expanding Records, Mix, Origamibiro
The talented Tom Hill aka Origamibiro recently did an exclusive mix for Fluid Radio…..
From electroacoustic patterns into modern classical compositions, Tom has managed to blend a gentle journey of uplifting beauty in every sense of the word….
01: Origamibiro: Vitreous Detachment
02: Kim Hiorthøy: Forskjellige Gode Ting
03: Talkdemonic: Bering
04: Jackson & His Computer Band: Minidoux
05: Nico Muhly: The Only Tune / III
06: Hauschka: Fernpunkt
07: Arve Henriksen: Blue Sky
08: Dollboy: Juicyfruit
09: Steve Reich: New York Counterpoint
10: Helios: Halving The Compass
11: Jon Brion (Origamibiro Extended Mix) : Peer Pressure
12: Ólafur Arnalds: 0952
13: Origamibiro: Nootaikok’s Demise
More about Origamibiro below…
Origamibiro is the pseudonym of musician and producer, Thomas Hill. Originally from Beckenham in Kent, Tom moved to Nottingham in 2000 where he still lives, writing music and producing soundtracks for film and animations.
Formerly one half of the electronica duo, Wauvenfold with Noel Murphy (aka Visual Display Unit / Bury & Disinter) Tom released material on Wichita Records and produced other works under his old solo alias – Penfold Plum (it is the name Penfold that gave birth to the title ‘Origami-Biro’).
His debut with Expanding Records, ‘Cracked Mirrors and Stopped Clocks’, saw Tom shift away from his beat driven method of synthetic sound-design to sculpt an album of interlacing classical guitar-part harmonies and textural samples – including the creaks of chairs and all the knocks, scrapes, bumps and other by-products that come with playing a wooden instrument.
The result is an intimate and delicate, broken, organic sound that is both hauntingly vivid and atmospheric, whilst managing to retain some of those glitchy electronic characteristics that earned Wauvenfold its reputation among the likes of Björk, Super Furry Animals and John Peel himself. – 2007 Expanding Records Press Release. photograph taken by firstname.lastname@example.org
Reviews of Cracked Mirrors and Stopped Clocks:
This is a truly beautiful blend of the glitchy electronic soundscapes of the likes of fennesz with some stunning spanish and classical acoustic guitar over the top, at times the album has that kind of desert feeling of ry cooders paris texas soundtrack, a really really beautiful meeting of electronic trickery and live acoustic sounds.’
‘Gone are the more angular beat contortions of Wauvenfold, Hill instead favouring a sound centred on his nylon-strung acoustic guitar and some finely spun, computer-aided audio treatments… A thoroughly beautiful listen which you’d do well to investigate without delay.’
‘Straddling the middle ground somewhere between electronic and acoustic, ‘Cracked Mirrors and Stopped Clocks’ has a high level of intimacy and an organic quality that is contrasted and often mixed with digitally created tones and broken electronic sounds. At times the contrast is distinct but at others they compliment each other beautifully, the warmth and fragility of the guitar melodies amplified by just the right amount of discrete glitchy electronic effects.’
‘Origamibiro’s debut album is an absolutely beautiful journey through subtle, delicate and, above all, gloriously introspective music.’
Listen to samples from the album by clicking on the lady below:
More about Origamibiro here:
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