f (noir)

by Bill Seaman

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Patrick Uiterweerd
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Patrick Uiterweerd Gorgeous minimal ambient/contemporary classical pieces. Really immersive stuff. Love it. Favorite track: Ending (part 1).
editions vaché
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editions vaché Some of the finest music being made in any category ( if you really need categories) on the planet. Imbued with a sense of space that is unique to Seaman's methodology, we can not give a higher recommendation. -ss/tm
Dan Maharry
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Dan Maharry All of eilean's releases are beautiful meditations, but this one is exceptional. Favorite track: Shadow Detail.
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brantly An absolutely fantastic aural pilgrimage from Bill Seaman. Somewhat like a meditative miasma of Ludovico Einaudi, John Carpenter, PBS documentary background music and the peregrine drones of Oren Ambarchi
Michael LoCicero
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Michael LoCicero EILEAN releases need to be purchased as soon as they go up for sale because they go SOLD OUT in a hurry. This fine example here by Mr. Seaman is proof all too well
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Date : 03.03.15
Map point : eilean 33
Color : green
Season : spring
Duration : 55.10 mn + (2 Bonus songs in digital : 71.16 mn)
Edition : limited to 130 copies


Bill Seaman's music often combines his own structured piano improvisations, composed selections of samples, as well as elaborate computational and analogue abstractions. As a media theorist, he is interested in notions of intelligent systems and computational creativity. His recent collaborations include Light Folds – The Seaman and the Tattered Sail with Craig Tattersall (Facture) – The Humble Bee , The Boats; Minor Distance with Daniel Howe (Cotton Goods); and s_straits with John Supko (Cotton Goods). He has been active as a media artist, making the soundtracks to all of his works historically.



VIDEO WORK (by Bill Seaman) :


released March 3, 2015

Bill Seaman — Piano, Assorted Samples, Composition of Samples
Marissa Katarina Bergmann — Featured Vocals (sample recording) / Piano on track 6 (sample recording)
Craig Tattersall — Synth Bass and Tape Work (sample recording) 
Robert Ellis-Geiger — Trumpet (sample recording) 
Ciompi Quartet — (sample recording)  
Eric Pritchard / Hsiao-mei Ku (violins)
Jonathan Bagg (violin and viola)
Fred Raimi (cello)


(f) noir was produced by Bill Seaman
Mastered by Mathias Van Eecloo
Cover art by Marco Cadioli (www.marcocadioli.com)
Graphic Design by Rémi Verdier


"Special thanks to Marissa (for her stunningly beautiful vocal), Mathias (for his mastering of mastering and label running) and Craig — always The Humble Bee" Bill Seaman

© 2014-2015 Bill Seaman / Eilean Rec.


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