"A fascinating and intriguing release… A great addition to the quirky but ever interesting catalog of Starkland."
- New Music Buff
Paul Dolden's "Who Has the Biggest Sound?" CD is the first recording in over nine years from this electroacoustic wizard. The album premieres two major works that feature the surreal blending of up to 400 layered studio tracks.
New releases from this "leading figure in sound art" (All Music Guide) are rare because of the extraordinary amount of time Dolden takes to build up his richly dense pieces. To create the CD’s major work, the 52-minute Who Has the Biggest Sound?, he worked full-time over a 3-year period from November 2005 to December 2008, logging over 6,000 hours in the studio. The CD’s other work, the 18-minute The Un-Tempered Orchestra (2010), required about 1800 studio hours.
Dolden’s earlier “L’Ivresse de la Vitesse” release, widely regarded as a landmark recording, was selected by The Wire as “one of the top 100 recordings of the 20th century.”
Starkland releases engaging, compelling recordings
of experimental, avant-garde, electroacoustic, organized sound,
musique concrete, alternative classical, new music.
Catalog features music from
Charles Amirkhanian, Phillip Bimstein, Jay Cloidt, Dick Connette, Tod Dockstader,
Paul Dolden, Paul Dresher, William Duckworth, Robert Een, Fred
Frith, Ellen Fullman, Lars Hollmer, David Garland, Aaron Jay Kernis, John King,
Roger Kleier, Phil Kline, Guy Klucevsek, Lukas Ligeti, Keeril Makan, Ingram Marshall,
Merzbow, Meredith Monk, Bruce Odland, Pauline Oliveros, Bobby Previte,
Somei Satoh, Carl Stone, Lois V Vierk, Pamela Z, and John Zorn.
The Kronos Quartet, Ethel Quartet, Turtle Island
String Quartet, Paul Dresher Ensemble, Modern Mandolin Quartet, and
Todd Reynolds are some of the musicians on Starkland's releases.