Lamkhyer (Remastered Edition)

by Remanence

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Richard Gürtler
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Richard Gürtler I will nail it straightly, releases such as "Lamkhyer" are the main reason, why I am a nut when it goes to collecting physical releases. This is a really nice, 48-minute long upgrade of the original "Lamkhyer" edition unveiling some rare recordings with fully-packed artful presentation. Certainly a dream for each true collector!!! Keep on going, Brian & John, my ears and eyes are always ready for more, distinctively exquisite sonic and visual bliss!!!
Jan Roos
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Jan Roos Brilliant album! And a great example of the visual side of things not only matching the music, but even enhancing it, being a part of the whole presentation. This is very well crafted, not dark, but not fluffy either, perfectly balanced and a pleasure from begining to end.
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    This limited edition CD ships in a 5" x 5" reel-to-reel tape box and includes: (1) Front and back covers printed on high quality matte photo paper, (2) One gatefold booklet containing liner notes and credits printed on 80lb recycled paper, (3) Six lab produced photos sourced from original 35mm film printed on archival quality metallic paper and secured by a velum wrapper. (4) One audio CD presented in a printed velum sleeve. Each box is hand assembled and numbered by the artists. This release is limited to 100 copies.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Lamkhyer (Remastered Edition) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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"In Tibetan [there is a] group of slogans known as lamkhyer: lam meaning 'path' and khyer meaning 'carrying.' In other words, whatever happens in your life should be included as part of your journey... Whatever happens, you don't [have to] react to it..." - Chogyam Trungpa

Lamkhyer explores tribal, ambient, and experimental territory, blending hand played instruments, electronic rythms, field recordings, and sample manipulation together into a deep, organic listening experience. Relinquishing control, allowing for the accidental to blend with the deliberate. Chance and randomness were treated as valued collaborators, used to select intervals, notes, sounds, and direction. Spontaneous improvisations were shaped with a deliberate hand, transformed then re-processed, pushing further into new territory.

Lamkhyer was initially released in 2002 as a 3” mini CD containing the tracks “Lamkhyer”, “K’an, The Abyss”, and “The Leftward Path”. Reissuing this material on a standard 5” CD allowed us to include outtakes, alternate mixes and demos from that same time period. Additionally, the original recordings were revisited and remastered using current technology to improve their audio quality.


released March 30, 2015

Remanence is ~

BRIAN McWILLIAMS: keyboards, percussion, rattles, drum loops, vocal tones, sample manipulation

JOHN PHIPPS: keyboards, percussion, drum loops, shortwave, 12’ tuned resonator, sample manipulation

with ~

MICHELLE McWILLIAMS: recorder on “Lamkhyer”

EXPERIMENTAL METHOD: I-Ching, random events

All tracks written by McWilliams / Phipps except “K’an, The Abyss” and “K’an, The Deep” by McWilliams / Phipps / Experimental Method. Recorded and mixed at the Sound Observatory by McWilliams / Phipps. “Lamkhyer” recorded and mixed by McWilliams. “Reflecting Pool (Demo)” and “Lamkhyer (Demo)” recorded at the Echo Observatory Ancilliary Annex. All tracks remastered by McWilliams / Phipps.

Additional field recordings made at Asylum Lake and Kellog Forest May, 2001. Original packaging concept by John Phipps, revised for this edition by McWilliams / Phipps. Photos by Brian McWilliams, Winter 2001.


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Remanence Portland, Oregon

Remanence is the collaboration between Brian McWilliams and John Phipps. Both found common interest in the creative possibilities of recordings as tangible physical objects and believe that process and presentation add another dimension to the experience of the music contained within. Musically, their style is rooted in the instrumental, experimental ambient genres. ... more

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