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Common Electric Glare

by Timothy Fairless

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    This Digital Edition of the album features 3 bonus tracks included with your download when the album releases. These are the single mix of Control, a non-album song called Afraid to Sleep, and a live recording of The Howling that's never been heard outside the event at which it was performed. This is the least I can do to thank you for generously buying this music.
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The Howling 08:12
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Control I 04:06
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Control II 03:33
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Half Life 07:48
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about

Common Electric Glare was produced during a period of intense global and personal upheaval. It speaks to a realisation of profound absence. Absence via prolific distraction. Absence through disengagement and apathy. The stage is set, the lights are on, but no-one is actually dancing.

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This Digital Edition of the album features 3 bonus tracks included with your download. These are the single mix of Control, a non-album song called Afraid to Sleep, and a live recording of The Howling that's never been heard outside the event at which it was performed. This is the least I can do to thank you for generously buying this music.

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This album began as a somewhat impersonal, observational comment on contemporary fascinations with technology and the thinning of human bonds that happens when our attention is consumed. But as the work progressed my commentary turned inward, exploring the part played by diverted attention and infinite distraction on my own relationships, processing of death and grief, and disconnection from the linearity of my own narrative. It became deeply and at times excruciatingly personal.

Common Electric Glare is built from rich soundscapes, layered and processed field recordings, and angular sonic textures. It represents a key development in creative process and an emergent individuality in its execution. Diminished is the reliance on recognisable musical instrumentation and harmonic structures. Championed here is figure, form, and the metamorphosis of sound sources into emotional and physical hooks. I'm still playing piano, just not in a way you’ve heard before.

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released August 27, 2021

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Greg Olley plays violin
Vanessa Cronin's voice is on the Digital Edition bonus "Afraid to Sleep"
Timothy Fairless plays everything else (which includes prepared piano, Hohner Pianet T, synthesizers, lap steel guitar, Estey pump organ, electric bass along with field recordings)

Produced, mixed & mastered by Timothy Fairless

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Timothy Fairless Brisbane, Australia

Timothy Fairless is an Australian composer & multi-instrumentalist who processes acoustic, electronic and environmental sources to near oblivion, but combines them with enough familiar musicality to keep things friendly.

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