Breeze of Roses began in late 2005 when Danielle Baquet-Long and Will Long (together known as Celer) spent a long weekend on the banks of Lake Attersee in Austria. During a break in a rainstorm, a one-hour recording was made in the belly of a docked sailboat, consisting of a mini-piano, whistles, and cello. A direct field recording, containing the thumps and thuds of water against the bottom of the boat and the wind howling outside of the open hatch, was also used. This recording was left untouched until 2007, when Celer picked up where they left off. Drawing Inspiration from the memories of Attersees’ rosewind the old recoding brought back, Celer restructured these cold and early sounds, through processing and editing, into something romantic, representative, and perpetual.
Presented in 6 imprecise parts, Breeze of Roses continues Celer’s amazing ability to take simple tones and field recordings and create breathtaking emotional landscapes that echo the movement and romance of a classical composition without sacrificing a modern edge.
The photography accompanying this release are by artist Peter Lograsso. The cover image Night (2005), a silver rag print, and the inside cover is Last Seen (2005).
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these winds of ageless severity, in all that is beauty, of a longing to go...back...pulling and tugging through innre time — a longing for continuance; a timeless remembrance in the darkness of a failing memory. fixing moments which are monuments. this album is a saturnine velvet laid across the listener’s mind. saturnine in depth, yet very here and not wholly desperately lost in a valley of gloom. look/listen into the clear night and remember how it was. highly recommended. tense yet velvet. emotionally strained drones meld with ethereal sustained textures and sparse field clips. get it now Ews Nsj