courage left in a tree

18,00

in stock

about the album

How do our surroundings look from a different vantage point, and what encounters feel different when moving through the world on two wheels?

Chicago-based Zander Raymond takes us on a reflective ride with courage left in a tree, an album inspired by the sonic and physical experience of travelling by bike throughout a metropolitan landscape in winter, yearning for the sensation of an August sun. The track titles reference sites and geographic points stumbled upon during his daily commutes to and from work, while the sounds heard throughout speak to a deeper personal process for Zander: “I am very sensitive to sound, so I turn to field recorders to capture the unpleasant, and I weave those into compositions in an attempt to understand them, but also as a way to make them beautiful.” Keyboards, field recordings, and modular synthesizer bring to life sounds found and made, where solid forms and sonic waves co-create in harmony.

Zander notes that this album is not only inspired by biking, but captures the experience of easing into and adjusting to adulthood. When listening, however, Zander’s precise ability at connecting isolated fragments and recordings into wondrous sonic worlds reminds us that, no matter what we face outside our doorstep, there’s courage and awe to be found.

about the cassette

The cassette features five loose inserts, including a one-of-a-kind pencil drawing by Zander Raymond. Designed as a deconstructed take on the album’s artwork, it mirrors his visual art practice of layering found materials while exploring the interaction between different textures and forms.

credits

Music & Artwork by Zander Raymond
Mastering by Mathieu Savenay
Design by Lise Leën
Words by Allie Hatch
Release by Objects & Sounds

  1. 1 - abbott 1:58
  2. 2 - asks for a hand 2:38
  3. 3 - it goes side to side 1:50
  4. 4 - held on paper 3:29
  5. 5 - if i look from the side 2:00
  6. 6 - to point 4:51
  7. 7 - east toward damen 2:56
  8. 8 - it came from under the wal 3:25
  9. 9 - orange shape lower left 2:37
  10. 10 - sold on tables 1:46
  11. 11 - underneath the pass 1:41
  12. 12 - two sided ramp 5:15

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courage left in a tree

18,00

in stock

  1. 1 - abbott 1:58
  2. 2 - asks for a hand 2:38
  3. 3 - it goes side to side 1:50
  4. 4 - held on paper 3:29
  5. 5 - if i look from the side 2:00
  6. 6 - to point 4:51
  7. 7 - east toward damen 2:56
  8. 8 - it came from under the wal 3:25
  9. 9 - orange shape lower left 2:37
  10. 10 - sold on tables 1:46
  11. 11 - underneath the pass 1:41
  12. 12 - two sided ramp 5:15

Embed

Copy and paste this code to your site to embed.

about the album

How do our surroundings look from a different vantage point, and what encounters feel different when moving through the world on two wheels?

Chicago-based Zander Raymond takes us on a reflective ride with courage left in a tree, an album inspired by the sonic and physical experience of travelling by bike throughout a metropolitan landscape in winter, yearning for the sensation of an August sun. The track titles reference sites and geographic points stumbled upon during his daily commutes to and from work, while the sounds heard throughout speak to a deeper personal process for Zander: “I am very sensitive to sound, so I turn to field recorders to capture the unpleasant, and I weave those into compositions in an attempt to understand them, but also as a way to make them beautiful.” Keyboards, field recordings, and modular synthesizer bring to life sounds found and made, where solid forms and sonic waves co-create in harmony.

Zander notes that this album is not only inspired by biking, but captures the experience of easing into and adjusting to adulthood. When listening, however, Zander’s precise ability at connecting isolated fragments and recordings into wondrous sonic worlds reminds us that, no matter what we face outside our doorstep, there’s courage and awe to be found.

about the cassette

The cassette features five loose inserts, including a one-of-a-kind pencil drawing by Zander Raymond. Designed as a deconstructed take on the album’s artwork, it mirrors his visual art practice of layering found materials while exploring the interaction between different textures and forms.

credits

Music & Artwork by Zander Raymond
Mastering by Mathieu Savenay
Design by Lise Leën
Words by Allie Hatch
Release by Objects & Sounds

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