Ezekiel Honig - A Passage of Concrete - Anticipate 013
released March 17, 2017 - 12" vinyl / digital
Melancholic, warm, pensive, with a sombre wonder for everyday experience, A Passage of Concrete ebbs and flows across an electroacoustic narrative of fragmented memory tethered to the present moment, unravelling movement, location, distance in a story that cares about place as both texture and emotional notation. Sounds from crowded streets, parks, empty apartments, and high-ceilinged spaces all fit into Honig's music on equal footing with kick drums, household percussion, saturated piano, and stretched-out horns. Steady rhythms embed themselves in gauzy melody, playing with ideas of various 4/4 genres while slowing things down a few notches. Honig doesn't fit his sound neatly into these categories but carefully considers the influence on his musical experience and direction.
Honig heavily utilizes field recordings that have been edited into both atmosphere and instrument, main character and supporting background. He believes wholeheartedly in the idea of the world as sample material, in taking the sound in one's environment (whether that is a daily immediate one or a momentary travel) as a potential step towards personalization. While using digital tools as the means of arrangement, editing, and processing, all the building blocks - the sounds - originate outside the machine.
12" currently available via Bandcamp