A beautiful extended version of Levi's original Places Series track, Dissociation. New textures, space and melody are introduced in this emotionally charged soundtrack piece.
Portrayed as places of magic and mystery and of death and decease, forests are a rich source of imagination - a place where fiction and fairy-tale come alive or where darkness is allowed to flourish undeterred.
Conjured in the barren surroundings of a pine forest in Matakana, New Zealand, ‘Dissociation’ stirs all of the enchantment and subtle mysticism of a woodland world screened from prying eyes. There’s a peace at work that only nature can bring but also the untrusting trepidation of something of which we have no control. “It felt quite wondrous but with a subtle dark undertone,” Levi explains. “I wanted to capture the almost surreal feeling of the place and the mystery of exploring it.”
‘Dissociation’ invites a curiosity and a gleeful sense of the unknown. School-room xylophone melodies evoke a happy abandon that promises adventure and escape; like dancing in-between tree trunks or finding giggly solitude in games of hide and seek. A track rich on slow-building, swirling atmospherics, it’s a casual wonder into a secret garden, tip-toeing down leafy paths and bursting into clearings chasing the sunshine. But there’s also the subtle undertone that, if you do go into the woods today, there’s a difference between being happily lost and hopelessly missing.
- A Strangely Isolated Place
released January 28, 2014
Vocal performance by Giana Patel
Viola performance by Kirsten McCrae
Music composed, recorded, and mixed by Levi Patel
Mastered by Mike Gibson of Munki Masters at Bonfire Audio, Wellington, NZ. www.munki.co.nz
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