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Rafael Anton Irisarri is an American composer, multi-instrumentalist, electronic music producer, interdisciplinary artist and curator. Predominantly associated with ambient, drone, post-minimalist, and modern classical music, Irisarri recorded output captures an essential vision of floating tones, deep pulsing bass and textural electronics. His use of ostinato phrases taps into minimalist ideals while atmospheric layers of effects suggests a more cinematic quality in his productions. In all, Irisarri compositions are deeply emotive and epic to the point of being symphonic.
"Irisarri uses his guitar as a strings-like symphonic element to generate atmospheric masses‚ like an ambient symphony recording that been rescued from attic entombment after half a century." Textura (CA)
Upcoming releases :
Gailes - Seventeen Words (Ba Da Bing Records)
Rafael Anton Irsarri & Benoît Pioulard (formerly known as the duo project Orcas) have formed Gailes.
While they’ve released records on their own, and even collaborated in the past (Orcas), Rafael Anton Irisarri and Benoit Pioulard have never made music quite like they do with Gailes. This is a pure winter doldrums soundtrack, when the stillness after a snowstorm ends elongates into deep contemplation.
It’s not surprising that Seventeen Words was conceived, composed and recorded as the duo weathered a brutal winter squall, the remains of which can be viewed on the album’s artwork. This is bottomless music, minimal in sound yet majestic in presentation. Snow slows, time freezes. This is the world of Gailes, just a fragment of our own writ large for eternity.
Info & pre-listen :
Leandro Fresco & Rafael Anton Irisarri - La Equidistancia (ASIPV008)
Two of ambient music’s most revered producers come together for the first time in a harmonious meeting of technique and style.
Leandro Fresco (Kompakt) and Rafael Anton Irisarri (Room 40, Ghostly) present their ambient opus on A Strangely Isolated Place.
Out on April 10th, 2017
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Other Releases :
Rafael Anton Irisarri - A Fragile Geography (ROOM40, Australia - RM466)
Rafael Anton Irisarri - Unsaid (not on label)
"Unsaid" is a companion EP to Irisarri's LP "A Fragile Geography" which has been released on ROOM40.
It's a drone piece divided into three movements, all with different takes on the potency of maximal minimalism.
Rafael Anton Irisarri - The Unintentional Sea (ROOM40, Australia - RM455)
Rafael Anton Irisarri is currently available with the following projects :
RAFAEL ANTON IRISARRI (A FRAGILE GEOGRAPHY live performance)
THE SIGHT BELOW
RAFAEL ANTON IRISARRI booking contact : MO[AT]MEDIA-LOCA.COM