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Deer Heart

by Tilman Robinson

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Michael Mueller A genre-defying fusion of experimental electronic and modern classical.

Robinson's sense of musical dynamics are brilliant. These pieces are often extremely sparse, but he shades their simplicity with deft touches that add layers of complexity.

I love albums that defy classification, yet feel entirely natural; albums that pull the unfamiliar into the light.

This is a truly outstanding example of one of those albums. Favorite track: Pareidolia.
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obc I was really impressed by the quality of composition and sounds from this artist.
As I listen to this closely, again and again, I'm between a movie like Arrival and a big classical concert hall venue.
The very best ambiant music for a long time!
Parnell March
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Parnell March Great depth and emotion to this record. Can hear Sigur Ros. Similar to Erased Tapes artists
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Dotflac From its delights to its secrets, Deer Heart is one representation of childhood.

Echoes of ingenuousness stand alongside the power of innate feelings, the wrong notes of inexperience are hit with a childish benevolence. But youth also brings its fears of a world far bigger than a young mind can conceive it. Deer Heart seeks here to maintain a quasi-furious cohesion between dangerously unsteady elements above the void, a beautiful experience of an ecumenical past for older people of the present. Favorite track: Pareidolia.
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abdonoval SO haunting and beautiful. Favorite track: Pareidolia.
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Pareidolia 05:54
Orison 04:42


Composed and produced by Tilman Robinson

Violin: Una Sveinbjarnardóttir
Viola: Þórunn Ósk Marinósdóttir
Cello: Júlía Mogensen
Bass: Borgar Magnason
Clarinet/Bass Clarinet: Jóel Pálsson
Percussion: Frank Aarnink
Ondes Martenot on 'Orison': Jacob Abela

All other instruments, field recordings and body sounds: Tilman Robinson

Additional production by Paul Evans

Recorded by Paul Evans at Greenhouse Studios, Reykjavík, in November 2015
Additional recording by Tilman Robinson in Melbourne, Berlin, Reykjavík and Banff, 2013-16.
Piano on "Her Heart Was Warm (until it stopped beating)" recorded by Zach Miley at the Banff Centre
Assistants at Greenhouse Studios: Sam Slater and Jan Leitner

Mixed by Valgeir Sigurðsson & Paul Evans at Greenhouse Studios, Reykjavík
Mastered by Lawrence English at 158, Brisbane

Photography by WILK

Released by Hobbledehoy Record Co (HOB 041)


released October 14, 2016


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Tilman Robinson Melbourne, Australia

Tilman is a composer, producer and sound designer based in Melbourne.

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