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After a break in recording of nearly fourteen years, the improvising duo of Colin Andrew Sheffield (samples, processing) and James Eck Rippie (turntables, samples, processing) returns with "Essential Anatomies," comprising two substantial new pieces of evocation.
Working exclusively with samples, Sheffield and Rippie sculpt primarily with commercial recordings to turn aspects of plunderphonics and electronic sound art into a form of abstract beauty. Their work together has always been about their dialogue within a given piece, folding nebulous sound into impressions of musicality.
This is the first new material released from the pair since 2002 and it is their most sophisticated work yet; challenging and beautiful.

Colin Andrew Sheffield (b. 1976, El Paso TX) is the founder of Elevator Bath and has recorded for the Invisible Birds, Mystery Sea, and Quiet World labels, among others.
James Eck Rippie (b. 1977, Nashville TN) has recorded for the Crónica and Sirr labels, among others, and has collaborated with sound artists Simon Whetham, Paulo Raposo, and erikM.
Sheffield and Rippie both currently live in Austin TX.

These tracks were originally released by Elevator Bath as a limited edition cassette, copies of whch are also available here: www.elevatorbath.com


released June 22, 2016

Cover art by Eugenia Loli

Thanks to Holly and Eugenia



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Elevator Bath Austin, Texas

Elegant abstract music: Highly developed, often atmospheric, subtly intense, always open to interpretation. Since 1998.

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