Cat: NS3001 Release: 1 Jan 2004

Naturestrip is very proud to present surfacedrift, the debut cd from Melbourne sound artist tarab (Eamon Sprod). Constructed from field recordings and improvisations, using natural and artificial sources combined to form richly layered sonic environments.

Traces of sonic texture created by microphones dragged through leaves and gravel. Rain pounding against buildings.Waves crashing inside of an abandoned factory.

Surfaces against surfaces, scraping against one another. Marks are left.

Capturing the subtle detail of decay appearing from within the heavy atmospheres of a larger space, surfacedrift explores the simultaneous layering of interior and exterior, solid and liquid. The four pieces evolve with an intuitive logic, drifting through literal material evocations of place, and hypothetical imagined spaces.

tarab has been working on the fringes of the Melbourne sound world for the last 6 years, exploring the interplay of field recordings and improvisations with found objects.

He has performed at Liquid Architecture, What is Music?, Melbourne Improvisation Festival, and Variable Resitance, and has collaborated with artists including Ernie Althoff, Rod Cooper, Joel Stern. Eamon also works with video and installation.

Listen and download of the 4-track album in the high-quality format of your choice (MP3, FLAC, and more), plus unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.