Transmogrification

by Kyle Motl

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Panjandrums! 05:09
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Urrong 05:42
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Skrull 04:53
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ax[i]on 03:04
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Thwombulous 02:18
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Dnomla 03:04
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Gimblegyre 02:59
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Umber 01:21
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Gnomon 02:04
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Gonx 03:02
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Skryll 01:42
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Multiferrous 02:27

about

Recorded over the course of two hazy San Diego afternoons in December 2016, Transmogrification is a series of short solo improvisations and pieces. In solo improvisation, I am free to plumb the contrabass’ wealth of sonorities, pushing sound to its breaking point and revealing the extremities of technique, timbre, and dynamic envelope. Artifacts of varied musical endeavors from free bop to contemporary concert music and noise are refracted, transformed, and recontextualized.

The music on this record is solo acoustic bass - there are no overdubs and there is no computer processing of the sound. On a few tracks, a pair of microphones aligned vertically on the bass are panned slightly apart in the stereo field, in order to highlight the polyphonic nature of the music, allowing a heightened sense of space.
— Kyle Motl

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released May 29, 2017

Kyle Motl: contrabass

All music by Kyle Motl ©2016 (Motl Music, BMI)

Recorded December 14 and 15 in San Diego, CA
Recorded by Chris Golinski and Kyle Motl
Mixed by Kyle Motl
Mastered by Al Jones at Laminal Audio

Album artwork by Sara Jean Warren

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Kyle Motl San Diego, California

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