by Concern



"Caesarean's lead track, 'Discrete Memorial' is a real rarity within the field of ambient music: it's a piece that instantly takes hold of you, dragging you deeply into its faded, tape-eroded realm. Rather than stringing out drones from analogue synths, soft synths or field recordings, Concern's Gordon Ashworth instead calls upon the services of various acoustic sound sources (clarinet, banjo, guitars, organs and more), all collaged together in an almost tangibly physical recording environment that seems a million miles away from the computer-dominated soundscapes this genre generally throws your way. (...) Like Caesarian as a whole, it's not easy to pinpoint precisely what it is about all this that distinguishes Concern as something special, but take a listen and it'll soon become self-evident. Highly recommended."

originally released on LP by Arbor and on CD by Slow Flow in 2010. Remastered in 2014 by Gordon Ashworth.

instrumentation (in order of appearance): piano, clarinet, banjo, shruti box, acoustic guitar.
clarinet sources provided by Joel Cherney.
recorded from 2009 to 2010 with assistance from Mark Burden.


released August 26, 2014



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Gordon Ashworth Portland, Oregon

American musician and sound artist. Acoustic instruments, field recordings, tape, noise.

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