Composed, Performed, and Produced by Eric Glick Rieman
The sole instrument on this recording is Eric Glick Rieman's modified, prepared, and extended Rhodes electric piano. Originally a Rhodes 73 Stage Piano with one output, it was reconfigured to output eight interdependent sound sources, which he mixes live.
Eric Glick Riemanprepared the original sound generating apparatus of the Rhodes with various rubber and metal washers, springs, Japanese maple seeds, a wooden top, and pieces of carefully selected quartz gathered from the Sangre de Cristo mountains of New Mexico, in which these pieces were recorded.
He muted his Rhodes using his hands, cloth, and paper. He played it using rocks, marbles, a wire brush, perhaps other specific things he has forgotten, and the keyboard. This Rhodes' sound making capabilities are extended with a number of amplified zinc rods, which he bows.
Track Listing and Audio Clips
"From a single instrument - modified to produce 8 interdependent sound sources mixed live - he manages to weave a whole sound universe. It's fascinating, sweet, original and truly unique."
- François Couture, Monsieur Delire
"...like an abstract expressionist painting, one never feels pushed to bring the whole picture into focus, rather allowing the shapes and colours of the piece to exist and evolve."
"...a series of intricate structures which revolve around miniature sonic formations and extremely delicate fragments of melody..,appear to forever cluster into minimalist configurations and never settle for very long. In the space of just a few minutes, Glick Rieman manages to create a dreamy world and make it develop and flourish before moving on, starting from scratch again."
"...pénètre dans un monde sonore qu’il active avec beaucoup de sensualité, d’intelligence, et une retenue qui n’est que l’effet de ces qualités. Il n’y entre pas en triomphateur mais comme l’invité de sa propre création, c’est cette position qui fait la magie de sa musique."