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diamond in the rough

by cinchel

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5 CDr in handmade sleeves with ribbon were given out on record store day at my performance at Lauries Planet of Sound in Chicago. I am happy enough with the tracks that I am uploading them here. This whole EP was recorded/mixed/mastered in the week leading up to record store day.


"All tracks have another thing in common: they are wonderfully balanced, they have that sense of adventure and grandiloquence, but instead of venturing into space, Cinchel remains in a microcosm on Earth, or to be more precise, takes a meticulous look onto the surface of a shiny diamond which is unsurprisingly placed in the rough; even this roughness is fascinatingly earth-shaking, and when the guitars are overdriven or overexposed, they never lose their warmth and amicability, their mystique and clarity." -- Björn Werkmann @ Ambient Exotica www.ambientexotica.com/ambrev213_cinchel_diamond/


released April 20, 2013




cinchel Chicago, Illinois

I am a Chicago based musician working with guitar, effects and laptop to create abstract ambient music that is both minimal and dense. My main focus has been the interaction of sounds/notes with themselves.With only the use of delay, layering and distortion I attempt to make a lot of guitars no longer sound like guitars.I like to call this minimal dense music for that reason. ... more

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