Transmogrification

by Kyle Motl

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    CD in a cardboard sleeve, artwork by Sara Jean Warren. Edition of 300.

    Includes digital pre-order of Transmogrification. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it's released.
    digital album releases May 29, 2017
    item ships out on or around May 30, 2017

      $10 USD or more 

     

  • Streaming + Download

    Pre-order of Transmogrification. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it's released.
    releases May 29, 2017

      $7 USD  or more

     

1.
Panjandrums!
2.
Urrong
3.
Skrull
4.
ax[i]on
5.
Thwombulous
6.
03:04
7.
Scintillionic
8.
Gimblegyre
9.
Umber
10.
11.
Gnomon
12.
Phosphene alpha
13.
Gonx
14.
Skryll
15.
Multiferrous

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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releases 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

Kyle Motl is a bassist, composer, and improviser active in a number of ensembles and settings crossing idiomatic boundaries as wide as free jazz, contemporary concert music, and extreme metal. Current work and interests include the exploration of complex sonic spectra via extended techniques on the contrabass, recursive and generative structuring, and electroacoustic performance. ... more

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