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B Lan 3 - 'Music For Hunting And Mapping' [CD]

B Lan 3

Music For Hunting And Mapping

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B Lan 3 is a solo project by musician and visual artist Michael Diekmann. A resident of New York City, he also records and performs with the minimalist cold-wave formation Ike Yard, and the pioneering experimental hiphop group Death Comet Crew. He has also composed or contributed to soundtracks for video and multimedia installations for multimedia artists including Gretchen Bender, Robert Longo and Marcello Mazzella; and also contributed music with Death Comet Crew to the audio book version of Neuromancer by William Gibson.

The compositions on Music for Hunting and Mapping were developed with a focus on the mapping of an imaginary realm and were largely inspired by a consideration of a collision between high and low culture; specifically by exploring stylistic conceits from anime and video gaming while drawing upon "high art" examples from literature and cinema. For example, how would director Hayao Miyazaki interpret Thomas Pynchon's novel Mason & Dixon as an anime film? Or, what would a single-player, RPG video game of director Andrei Tarkovsky's film Andrei Rublev look like? Or a multiplayer video game based on Herman Melville's Moby Dick? The strategies employed in composition and production imbue the recordings with sense of fantasy...or at least a synthetic version of reality, much in the same manner of more highly developed video games and anime.
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