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Mapping Cartographic Abstractions

by Kaderci

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Oud Tap 03:48
Kaf-in 05:58
Spruce goose 06:34
Deltaoud 23:03


On "Mapping Cartographic Abstractions," only acoustic instruments were used as sound sources, primarily the oud, bağlama-saz, frame drum, bowed divan-saz, and piano harmonics (no synthesizers of any kind, nor packaged sample libraries). Electronic textures arose from treating the acoustic sounds through FFT processes. Likewise, almost no artificial reverberation was used; instead, all sounds were broadcast into interesting acoustic spaces and re-recorded, capturing unexpected ambiences and making for works that genuinely were "sounded" in particular rooms or cartographies. This album contains works composed and produced from 1996-2008.

This album was, in every aspect, produced through non-conventional recording techniques, and sounds refreshingly different from other "Middle Eastern fusion" and "dark ambient" works. That said, "Mapping Cartographic Abstractions" will immediately appeal to fans of :Zoviet-France:, Rapoon, O Yuki Conjugate, Autechre, Nurse with Wound, Thomas Koner, and Alan Lamb.


released July 7, 2008

Eliot Bates: oud, bağlama-saz, frame drums, bowed divan-saz, piano, electronic treatments


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Kaderci Brooklyn, New York

Kaderci (maker of fate) is an electroacoustic ambient music project of Eliot Bates. Since 1996, Kaderci's albums and solo performances have created hypnagogic spaces for deep listening, featuring lush textures of Middle Eastern instruments (oud, saz, frame drums, bowed saz, zurna) subtly integrated with electronic treatments. ... more

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