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Strands

Steve Hauschildt

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1
Horizon of Appearances
Steve Hauschildt
6:31
2
Same River Twice
Steve Hauschildt
5:59
3
A False Seeming
Steve Hauschildt
3:19
4
Ketracel
Steve Hauschildt
4:34
5
Time We Have
Steve Hauschildt
5:50
6
Strands
Steve Hauschildt
5:17
7
Transience of Earthly Joys
Steve Hauschildt
6:43
8
Die in Fascination
Steve Hauschildt
4:21
Total Playing Time    42:34
"It’s hard to imagine why a fan of the genre wouldn’t find much to enjoy in this gorgeous and well-executed record."
- PopMatters.com

Strands from Cleveland electronic music artist and composer Steve Hauschildt is a song cycle about cosmogony and creation/destruction myths. The title alludes to the structural constitution of ropes, as the pieces consist of strands and fibres which form a unified whole. The songs could have the appearance of being either taut or slack without being fundamentally locked to a grid, so the sounds and tones have a certain malleability to them, as if bending through time.

"(It's) grittier and more distorted than my previous albums. I wanted to try and capture that moment in nature and society where life slowly reemerges through desolation, so it has a layer of optimism ... the music represents this by seemingly decaying at times but then reforms and morphs in a fluid way back to its original state. I was also inspired by the movement of rivers, particularly their transformative aspect ... in particular the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland where I live, which notoriously caught on fire 13 times because of industrial pollution ... I was very interested in the dichotomy of oil and water and the resulting, unnatural symptoms of human industry. It's a very personal record for me as it is a reflection of my hometown where I grew up and where it was mostly recorded."
- Steve Hauschildt
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