How To Scale A Mountain
How To Scale A Mountain 2020
The nineteenth release on Bloxham Tapes compiles soundtracks by Antwerp-based artist LYDIA DEBEER.
How To Scale A Mountain takes its title from a quote by writer Renée Daumal, author of one of Lydia’s favourite books, Mount Analogue: “If I couldn’t scale the mountains, I would sing of them from below.”
Landwash was originally made for Music for Car Parks – a contest to compose a piece to be played in all of Europe’s Interparking car parks. “I based my piece on the movements that take place at the landwash; the place between the sea and the beach,” Lydia explains. “Most of the sounds you hear are made with the (prepared) harp.”
(…) Hunt The Hunter While He Hunts was the heart of an artist edition (15 copies only) that consisted of a 10-inch record and multiple-image poster. Elegant layers of field recordings, re-recordings, stick-struck harp, synths and saxophone.
Carpark is the soundtrack to one of Lydia’s earliest videos, featuring dancer Eliane Roumie. “For the soundtrack, I combined field recordings, foley sounds, synth sounds, flute and melodica.”
Music for car parks. Music For Landwash. Lydia Debeer: taking Mount analogue (by strategy).
released May 1, 2020
All compositions written and recorded by Lydia Debeer, 2012-16
Eric Sleichim plays saxophone on ‘(…) Hunt The Hunter While He Hunts’
Sleeve design by Luke Drozd
Pro-dubbed cassette tape in Maltese cross style box. Run of 50 copies.