Austere: Eco
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Eco, our second "process piece", is made from recordings of a balalaika with a number of delays and Space Echo. The composition was arranged using a technique Steve Reich called "phasing", where each discrete sound is played at a slightly different tempo, creating a slowly evolving recording that changes subtly but perceptively over its entire course. It is meant to be played quietly when going to sleep and should lull the listener into a relaxed state and then deep sleep.

Cover art by Cat Rayburn.