Fog Tropes / Gradual Requiem LP
Arc Light Editions 02 / UK / 2014
The second release from Arc Light Editions is Ingram Marshall’s Fog Tropes/Gradual Requiem, an essential reissue of this piece of modern composition from American composer Ingram Marshall, using brass, tape delay, Serge synth and foghorn field recordings. Originally released in 1984 on Foster Reed’s influential New Albion label (which also released work by John Cage, Pauline Oliveros, and Morton Subotnik) it has not, until now, been made available again on vinyl.
“Taken together, both Fog Tropes and Gradual Requiem constitute a kind of huge, sprawling Gothic fantasia that slows down the passage of time to something suggesting the rhythm of oceanic tides or the motion of celestial bodies,” says John Adams in the sleevenotes.