Following the reissue of Bell Orchestre's debut album Recording a Tape the Colour of Light and their Juno award-winning second album As Seen Through Windows, Erased Tapes is excited to announce the reissue of the band's original remix EP Who Designs Nature's How.
Bell Orchestre is a collaborative instrumental, Montreal based group who originally formed back in 1999. The first music they created was predominately live scores for contemporary dance performances and theatrical puppet shows. The fusion of Bell Orchestre's wildly divergent musical backgrounds and the energy created from this connection is the catalyst to the group's signature avantgarde sound.
Who Designs Nature's How features remixes of select songs from Bell Orchestre's second full-length album As Seen Through Windows and has been pressed on vinyl for the first time ever — originally only released on CD and exclusively sold on tour. Besides being pressed on vinyl for the very first time, the record features brand new cover artwork by Munich based graphic designer Bernd Kuchenbeiser.
The album includes the spellbinding reinterpretation of Water / Light / Shifts courtesy of fellow Canadian electronic producer Tim Hecker.
“Listening to this, 14 years later and having totally forgotten making this one afternoon, was a reminder that things do change. I can hear the old markers of granular synthesis, Nord Modular synth and fake mellotron samples. These are tools left on a past workbench. It has the rough style of probably 5 layers of improvisation stacked against each other, in a way that feels both like home and yet also some distant foreign self.” — Tim Hecker
In addition to Tim Hecker's lead single Water / Light / Shifts, the album also features contributions from the late Japanese prodigious composer Susuma Yokota, dub legend Mad Professor, Canadian DJ and producer Kid Koala, as well as long-time friend and collaborator Colin Stetson amongst others.
"I have some incredible memories from my brief stint as occasionally joining these lovely friends on stages around the world, and I am excited to see this music flitting about once again." — Colin Stetson
Who Designs Nature's How will be available on black vinyl, limited edition clear vinyl, and digitally from May 26, 2023.