Microcosm

by Off Land

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about

The microcosm is part of the philosophical concept that similar patterns can be found, scaling in size, throughout the entirety of the universe. The grand structure of the cosmic stage can be found within microscopic particles and on the sub-atomic level. Scaling by default becomes fractal in design.

Microcosm is a collection of early ambient works spanning release between 2003 and 2004. These works were originally released as Microvast, under the one time alias X:F System. Microcosm takes Microvast as a starting point; completely re-working, remixing, and ushering this era of recordings to a place that is decidedly Off Land. The end result is something that is both familiar and unfamiliar. Microcosm is a nod to Microvast and early Off Land releases, as much as it a progression of the more cinematic side of Off Land.

The concept with Microcosm is to create an album of music that both microscopic and cosmic in scale. Like a microcosm, the album is a confined, enclosed ecosystem of sound. Like a macrocosm is an ever-spanning journey. On a metaphysical level, I wish to convey through music that they are indeed the same.

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released July 10, 2011

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Off Land Boston, Massachusetts

Formed in 2004 by Tim Dwyer, an artist and musician from New England. His sound has been influenced by meditative music such as Javanese gamelan and minimal drone. Dwyer's music is sparse yet texturally intricate, lying in some sort of electro-acoustic limbo between Namlook's more dusty ambient collaborations, literal Phonography and contemporary classical experimentalism. ... more

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