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Penumbras 2

by Medard Fischer

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Borrowed 05:32
Then 05:43
Quietly 03:29
Returned 10:38


Penumbras is a reflection on human impermanence spread across two complementary releases of atmospheric electronics and piano-based contemporary classical music.

Taking as inspiration the idea everything we are, and all that we love, is borrowed and will be someday returned, Penumbras' evocative melodies express by turns wonder, hopefulness and gentle melancholy. Analogue electronics are juxtaposed with reverb-drenched piano, set against tightly-focused percussion arrangements and bound up in layers of gauzy ambiance and tape saturation. The result is an emotionally-resonant exploration of our transience between the shadow of non-existence and the light that we are destined to become.

This second installment begins with the elegiac piano piece "Borrowed", then moves through "Then" and "Quietly", nostalgia-steeped pieces for piano and synthesizer. The final track, "Returned", ends the release on a gently optimistic note.


released March 13, 2020


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Medard Fischer Sydney, Australia

Medard Fischer also records as Arc Lab, Tyyson and as one half of Down Review (with Tim Arndt).

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