Palace of Lights 02.2021
K. Leimer, Marc Barreca, and Steve Peters first performed together in 1980 for a pair of one-off shows in Olympia, WA. Nearly forty years later, the trio resumed work as Three Point Circle. That reunion resulted in the release of Layered Contingencies in 2020. Their new release, Proximity Effects, continues in a similar vein, obscuring individual contributions into an integrated collective compositional voice.
“…fragments of guitar, electric piano, and bell tones occasionally rise to the surface of these oceanic soundscapes, their generally blurry design tends to camouflage the identifying aspects of their components. Each of the five settings unfolds in a spirit of unhurried drift, the slow pace allowing the listener to closely monitor the material as it develops and to examine the mutating sound design. ” – Textura
Marc Barreca has been recording and performing electronic music since the mid-1970s. His most recent releases include the solo Palace of Lights CDs The Empty Bridge, From the Gray and the Green, and a vinyl collaboration with K. Leimer, Chains of Being on the Spanish label, Abstrakce Records. Many of his early solo works and recordings with pioneer electronic music trio Young Scientist have been re-released by Bureau B, Vinyl on Demand, Cherry Red, and Freedom to Spend. Scissor Tail Records will soon re-release his The Sleeper Wakes on vinyl.
K. Leimer founded Palace of Lights in 1979. Leimer’s work has also been issued by Abstrakce, Autumn, First Terrace, Les Giants, Invisible Inc., Origin Peoples and RVNG. His work is included in the Cherry Red Noise Floor compilation series and his early cassette work is featured in the critically acclaimed VOD box set American Cassette Culture. Leimer has been actively producing music since the mid 1970s – his current catalog includes 20 solo albums plus collaborative albums with Savant and Marc Barreca. His work is included in the collection of The British Library.
Steve Peters composes music and sound combining location recordings with voices, instruments, electronics, and found or natural objects. He performs with the Seattle Phonographers Union, and frequently collaborates with artists in other disciplines. He has a long history with Palace of Lights, and has also released work on 12k, Cold Blue, and elsewhere. He is co-founder of Nonsequitur, a non-profit presenting adventurous music and audio art since 1989, currently via the Wayward Music Series in Seattle.
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