LADDER OF SHADOWS
FORMAT: CD + DIGITAL
CAT. N.: 9ED024
RELEASE DATE: 29 APRIL, 2022
DESIGN BY MOTE STUDIO
Joseph Clayton Mills
Olivia Block, organ (1)
Salvatore Dellaria, analog synthesizer (1-3)
Recorded by Alex Inglizian on 29 October 2021 @ Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago. Additional recording by Mills / Sonderberg. Mixed by Adam Sonderberg @ Vozdvizhenskoe Manor. Mastered by Tomas Korber @ Messfehler.
This is Haptic recording number fifteen.
Since 2005, Chicago-based experimentalists Haptic have explored the intersection between composition and improvisation in concerts, site-specific installations, and critically acclaimed recordings. Often engaging in ambitious cross-genre collaborations, Haptic has worked closely with composers such as Michael Pisaro-Liu and Olivia Block and musicians such as Tony Buck (The Necks) and Tim Barnes (Text of Light), as well as with dancers, filmmakers, and artists from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds. Residencies and installations have included Triptych at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago (2009) and Abeyance at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Conservatory (2015), in addition to numerous festival performances and commissioned works. Individually, members of the group have recorded for a multitude of labels including Editions Mego, Relapse, Touch, Thrill Jockey, Kranky, and Another Timbre, among others.