- Title:Cruel Optimism
- Style:Ambient, Drone, Experimental
- Date of release:
- Size FLAC version1896 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1527 megabytes
- Size WMA version1204 megabytes
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With this album, English has created something awe-inspiring: strange, elemental, and profound. Very little music so masterfully evokes the towering, savage beauty of the natural world, and the insignificance of man in the face of its enormity and power.
Lawrence English – Cruel Optimism. Label: Room40 – RM470LP. Released: 17 Feb 2017. All copies purchased from Room40 are signed by Lawrence English on the inner sleeve. Other Versions (2 of 2) View All. Cat.
Album · 2017 · 10 Songs. Cruel Optimism Lawrence English.
Lawrence English - Cruel Optimism. Tracklist 1. Hard Rain 2. The Quietest Shore 3. Hammering A Screw 4. Requiem For A Reaper 5. Pillar Of Cloud 6. Exquisite Human Microphone 7. Object Of Projection 8. Negative Drone 9. Somnambulist 10.
Notes on Cruel Optimism from Lawrence English, October 2016. Cruel Optimism is a record that considers power (present and absent). This pyramid is an affective ecology of the (ever)present moment. Notes on Cruel Optimism from Lawrence English, October 201. ruel Optimism is a record that considers power (present and absent).
Lawrence English's next LP, Cruel Optimism, is scheduled for a February 2017 release. The Australian ambient and experimental producer will be putting out the album through his own Room40 label, where he had last appeared with his 2014 full-length Wilderness Of Mirrors. The new record has its origins in, and takes its title from, a 2011 book by Lauren Berlant, an American theorist and professor at the University of Chicago. English says Cruel Optimism "is a record that considers power (present and absent)
Notes on Cruel Optimism from Lawrence English, October 201. I count myself exceptionally fortunate to have been able to call on so many fine musicians in the making of this album. Some of these collaborations were at the foetal stages, acting as important catalysts. Specifically, contributions from Mats Gustafsson, Mary Rapp and Tony Buck were important during this period.
|2||The Quietest Shore||2:40|
|3||Hammering A Screw||1:36|
|4||Requiem For A Reaper||3:15|
|5||Pillar Of Cloud||3:20|
|6||Exquisite Human Microphone||3:10|
|7||Object Of Projection||4:45|
NotesCd comes inside a gatefold cardboard sleeve with an insert
|RM470LP||Lawrence English||Cruel Optimism (LP, Album)||Room40||RM470LP||Australia||2017|
|RM470LP||Lawrence English||Cruel Optimism (LP, Album, Ltd, Whi)||Room40||RM470LP||Australia||2017|