Simplex - Bill Nelson

Simplex
NEW REMASTERED EDITION OF BILL NELSON’S ALBUM – UNAVAILABLE FOR OVER TEN YEARS
BOOKLET WITH FULLY RESTORED ARTWORK & NEW ESSAY
ESOTERIC RECORDINGS imprint Cocteau Discs, the home of BILL NELSON’s catalogue between 1971 and 2001, continues their series of on-going releases with the release of a newly re-mastered edition of the album, "SIMPLEX”.
The album was issued unofficially in the early 1990s and officially in 2000, but has been unavailable for over ten years. The music within comprises recordings commissioned by the Henry Moore Foundation in 1987 to accompany the film "Henry Moore and Landscapes”, a documentary directed by Murray Grigor. In addition, Nelson added further complimentary recordings made at his Echo Observatory studio in 1987 and 1988 to complete the album.
Described by BILL NELSON as; "One of my favourite albums. "Simplex” is, in essence, a collection of miniatures, a box of sonic jewellery”, the album is a fine collection of Bill’s musical sketches.
The Cocteau Discs edition fully restores the original artwork and features a new note by Bill Nelson.

Release Date: 30/07/2012
Our Price: £10.95
Code: COCD1005
Weight: 200
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1. Awakening
2. Almost Unchanging
3. Bittersweet
4. Rining True
5. celestial east
6. some distant time
7. the profaned sanctuary of the human heart
8. forms in open spaces
9. raindrum
10. female form
11. archetypes
12. solid spaces
13. abstracted
14. heptarchia
15. climbing
16. waiting for rain
17. aqua magica
18. summer shower
19. hammertheme
20. the cloud of unknowing
21. bending a knee at the altar of sacrifice
22. a parting of the ways
23. bronze
24. to jan from shining stars
25. arrangement of roses
26. likewise is said elsewhere
27. child of the dream
28. the enclosed garden
29. the christmas gift
30. heros de lumiere
31. your morning blessings


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