Near Series : Otherness

by Steve Brand

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near : otherness pl0027b
near otherness | 15:00
near dark | 15:09
near abandoned | 15:13
near past | 14:36
near expansion (w/ mark seelig) | 16:58

"near series : otherness" is the second of three volumes of the "near series." the very core of the “near series,” is essentially improvisational in nature, with major elements being recorded for, and during, live performances in 2015 and 2016. improvisational moments were captured and then subsequently woven together in a more deliberate and compositional manner. as the title indicates, the emphasis here is on otherness, in this case, the quality of an experience, perception or place seeming out-of-the-ordinary, heightened, unusual, alien or altered. I have experienced this feeling many times in my life, and while it can be momentarily disconcerting, it has also become a very familiar feeling and one that can serve as a signal to pay more attention to what is happening in that moment.

all compositions brand. mark seelig, voice on “near expansion.” design and photography brand.



released July 14, 2017

Mark Seelig voice, on Near Expansion.



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Steve Brand

Steve Brand originally recorded and released in the experimental genre under the name “Augur,” with more than 20 limited edition releases on independent labels. In 2003, Steve began creating in the “ambient” genre under his own name. He has issued more than 40 self-released disks, as well as a number of solo and collaborative releases on U.S. labels, Hypnos and AtmoWorks, the Italian label, Afe. ... more

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