Félicia Atkinson - Image Language

Félicia Atkinson

Image Language

Shelter Press
Release date: 07/12/2022
genre: Ambient
Format: LP
1. La Brume
2. The Lake Is Speaking
3. The House That Agnes Built
4. Our Tides
5. Image Langage
6. Les Dunes
7. Becoming A Stone
8. Pieces Of Sylvia
9. The World Is Full Of Abandoned Meanings
Félicia Atkinson - Image Language


10 year anniversary for this 90 minute-long percussive dismantling from Eli Keszler - a then prodigous 20-something laying the foundations for acclaimed later albums for Shelter Press, Empty Editions and LuckyMe plus collaborations with Oren Ambarchi, Oneohtrix and Laurel Halo.

This one’s on a super deep, abstracted tip, with the first part based around recordings Keszler made for an installation at Boston’s cavernous Cyclorama gallery. It finds Keszler stretching gigantic strings across the walls and letting small motorized hammers ‘play’ them at random intervals. Accompanied by a group of similarly outré minds (Geoff Mullen, Greg Kelley, Reuben Son and Ashley Paul) the musicians played to the randomized booming strings, magnified by the gigantic reverb of the room itself.

Probably the most stunning addition to the original pieces though is Keszler’s recordings of the Cold Pin exhibit he set up in Shriveport Louisiana, where the strings were stretched across two large empty water purification basins. You probably have an idea of how that might sound, but needless to say Thomas Koner’s peerless ‘Permafrost’ might be a good place to start.

Elsewhere we’re treated to a full ensemble recording (with the Providence string quartet), which reframes the piece as a defiantly modern re-imagining of Ligeti – dissonant, disconcerting and gruesomely eerie. About as mesmerising as abstraction can get.

also on this label


Okkyung Lee


Shelter Press


claire rousay

everything perfect is already here (Black Vinyl)

Shelter Press

Electro / Electronic

L'ocelle Mare

Sans Chemin

Shelter Press



SPECTRES: Ghosts In The Machine / Volume III

Shelter Press


Félicia Atkinson & Jefre Cantu-Ledesma

Un Hiver En Plein Été

Shelter Press
Please enter an email address
This email address is not valid
Please enter your password
Please use at least 10 characters, one upper case letter, one lower case letter and one digit.
Your passwords must match
Please select a valid date
Please enter a valid phone number
Please enter your first name
Please enter your last name
Please enter your street
Please enter your zip
Please enter your city
Please select a country