the cartesian plane

by keith berry

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This is an absolutely mesmerizing cycle of deep, meditative tranquility inextricably linked to Berry's otherworldly painting.

The soundscapes along "The Cartesian Plane" are beautifully absorbing, heavy with the slow unraveling of emotions, almost beyond belief. There is an immense weight to these recordings, the richness of which belies the careful subtlety of the compositions. The sound is expansive and unreal, a perfect complement to the visual aspects which seem to describe a kind of alternate existence. Like bookends, the colorful images house a wealth of experiences, wonderful and frightening. As you gaze upon the rotating colors and Keith Berry's dense dream-sounds pour out of the speakers, total immersion in "The Cartesian Plane" is more than probable, it is certain.

Five years have passed since Keith Berry's masterful "The Ear That Was Sold To A Fish," a disc that was something of a revelation for the lucky few who were able to obtain a copy of the original release. Since that time Berry's reputation has steadily grown, even though his discography has not. Aside from a few compilation appearances (including Elevator Bath's "A Cleansing Ascension"), he has remained silent. The release of "The Cartesian Plane" then truly calls for celebration, as it is precisely the record those of us who admire Berry's work have longed for.

Keith Berry's music has been released by such labels as Trente Oiseaux, Twenty Hertz, Crouton, Infraction, and Invisible Birds. He resides in London.

These tracks were originally released by Elevator Bath as a limited edition picture disc LP.


released January 17, 2016



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

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