Estuary Ltd. presents Ed Osborn’s first full-length album since 1989. For this album, Osborn — whose work is included in the permanent collection of SFMOMA and has been presented at ZKM (Karlsruhe, DE), Mass MoCA (North Adams, MA), the Sonic Arts Research Centre (Belfast, NI) and the singuhr-hörgalerie (Berlin, DE) – has culled together a collection of recordings made over twenty years of artistic practice.
The works presented here include live recordings made using modified electric guitar, bowed “electric skis” and real-time processing. These recordings feature idiosyncratic sound palette attained through extended technique and physical feedback with custom instruments, culminating in works that encourage deep and detailed listening. Stone North is the product of careful interaction with chaotic systems by a true master of his craft, resulting in a unique collection of recorded works that are both challenging and exhilarating.
Mastered by Keith Souza and Seth Manchester at Machines with Magnets, Stone North is available in a in a letterpress printed / hand numbered edition of 300 carefully crafted releases featuring photography by the artist taken during a residency in the arctic circle.