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Eye Hill, Arm River

by Tim Olive

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EHAR 1 07:12
EHAR 2 06:42
EHAR 3 08:00
EHAR 4 05:30


Tuning forks, metal resonator, blank cassette tape, tape loops, magnetic pickups, octave divider, spring reverb, preamps

Rec. April/May 2021, Kobe
Mixed by Tim Olive
Mastered by Phil Maguire

Original release on MRM Recordings, March 2022


released May 6, 2022

Ed Pinsent, The Sound Projector:
Canadian Tim Olive here with Eye Hill, Arm River (MRM60), on the label Minimal Resource Manipulation run by Matt Atkins in London. “Manipulation” of “minimal resources” happens to be one of Olive’s fortes in his music, and on this occasion he’s not even “playing” a recognisable instrument, thus placing ten thousand pedantic music fans in a conundrum as he wields tuning forks, metal resonators, magnetic pickups, spring reverb. I feel we’re getting the after-shocks of vibrating metal, the resulting waves fed through layers of philosophical thought and theological debate until they’re recast as abstract propositions. One might imagine it as a series of essays on bells and carillons, but instead of being researched by an expert campanologist, the subject is rethought by a scientist who thinks we could harness the power of bells to do other things, such as grow vegetables or travel into outer space. We do all of these things very slowly, while crawling inside a large and capacious drain pipe that’s about 56 miles long. In short, another excellent episode of unique sound processing musical performance.

Frans de Waard, Vital Weekly:
I had these four pieces on repeat yesterday afternoon, on a very moderate volume, while engaging myself in some tedious accounting job, and Olive's music had that effect that great ambient music should have on the listener; "Ambient music must be able to accommodate many levels of listening attention without enforcing one in particular, it must be as ignorable as it is interesting" and that's precisely what Olive does. I enjoyed his previous work a lot, but this is his best yet. However, I love ambient music quite a bit, and if this review spurs you to seek out his music, this might not be the right place to start. I am sure many Olive fans will be surprised by this release, but I hope as pleasantly as I am.


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