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Jacob Samuel - New Americas CD / DL

£10.00

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We welcome London based and dear friend / composer / producer Jacob Samuel to Blank Editions with this stunning new work, New Americas.

Composed in 2018 and initially presented in London at Somerset House 2018 as an installation, New Americas is a multi channel score, translation of births deaths marriages immigration fertility.

'Samuel played this first with the speakers pointed inwards, towards the listener who sat about 20 feet away from a screen showing Minecraft buildings designed from the schematics of U.S drug busts etc. The titles read like low quality news. Like ‘does immigration rates vs births outside marriage vs death rates in Russia make you feel stupid?’ Or ‘the connection between heroin seized in the U.S vs live births since 1862 vs same sex marriage and sex’. This information was churned and played for hours. A year or so later they played it off two ceiling mounted speakers while the data pulled samples from ceremonial orchestras as flat earths were displayed in Roblox. This was about an hour. Jacob F Samuel ‘didn’t intend for people to stay that long’. The people were way too polite. Samuel had soaked tissues in lavender and put them in the radiators. Lavender can be used to re-centre you in times of stress, anxiety and during panic-attacks. ‘Someone had helped me with this (thank you Joy)’ - when you can’t even move because it’s too much. But they had miscalculated on this day and the smell in the room was almost unbearable. With the music, the light from the projector. You are so centred in the middle of all this information that it’s transcendent. It means nothing.'

New Americas is presented for home listening on limited edition Compact Disc which is housed in an all natural recycled gatefold card sleeve with a hand glued cover and insert.

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Pre-order open now / Shipping Early May 2020

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