by Stephen Shiell

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Professionally duplicated CD in a glossy card gatefold sleeve designed by Stephen Shiell.
    Featuring cover art by Roy White and photography by Stephen Shiell.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Sonance via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    includes a PDF booklet of photographs and notes by the composer.
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Linear Obsessional presents the debut album by sound artist, composer, sculptor and field recordist Stephen Shiell.

"Sonance" consists of three equal length pieces - each a diverting exploration of place, and added human interaction. All three are absorbing and enveloping constructions, that sustain a strangely moving and powerful atmosphere.

"Desert" is created from VLF recordings made in the Nevada Desert, overlaid with obsidian needle chimes and the voice of Hannah White.
"Wood" is a recording of Shiell's composition "Earth Organ" recorded in a wood in Wiltshire with a group of musicians, (score included in accompanying PDF booklet) with added field and studio recordings.
"Air" is a "Deep Listening" piece influenced by Pauline Oliveros recorded in London with the additional sounds of a windmill in Spain and an air conditioning unit.


released March 18, 2019

All music composed by Stephen Shiell

Many thanks to participants of the Study Group
Cover artwork by Roy White




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