'A Land of Falling Waters' is a stereo iteration of a quadrophonic live-performance presented throughout the summer of 2016.
'A Land of Falling Waters' refers to the bio-region of Cascadia, where much of the source field recordings were collected, and where Tim has lived most of his life. The region is known for it's diverse climates and bodies of water – the Pacific Ocean, the mighty rivers, all the sounds and inlets and channels and waterfalls – surrounded by dense evergreen rain forest, snow-capped peaks, arid desert, marshland, agricultural wealth and urban encroachment.
Tim’s work leans heavily on processing and re-purposing found sounds and atmospheres. Often drawn to the smallest details within these recordings, he seeks to highlight them via repetition, obfuscation of surrounding elements, and contrast with man-made or synthesized tones and abstractions.
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This is beyond all unreasonable doubt one of the best albums I ever listened to. As a painter who needs the right music to be able to work - I often prefer silence - Nachtstuecke is the kind of surrounding that is present without ever demanding attention. It works like a kind of carrier wave. I am very impressed and the next album I will add is Stephan Mathieu's 'Before Nostromo'.