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Glider (The Sight Below album)

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Released  November 11, 2008
Glider (2008)  Murmur (2009)
Release date  11 November 2008
Label  Ghostly International
Length  49:08
Artist  The Sight Below
Producer  The Sight Below
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Recorded  2007–2008, Seattle, Washington, United States
Genres  Ambient music, Shoegazing, Intelligent dance music
Similar  It All Falls Apart, Podgelism, Planet High School, Body Complex, NoGeo

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Glider is the first full-length album by American ambient techno musician The Sight Below, released on November 11, 2008 by Ghostly International. It was released worldwide in January 2009 with a bonus tracks only available at the label's digital store. The album was recorded live in Seattle during the winter of 2007-2008 and focuses on manipulated electric guitar sounds, equally influenced by shoegazing, ambient techno and 4AD's early catalog.

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According to several interviews, The Sight Below didn't use any synthesizers on Glider. The ambient drones and soundscapes on the album were created by performing with a viola bow or light pick and running guitars thru a chain of reverb, delays and looping effects, with a stronger emphasis on textures and a subliminal rhythmic patterns.

The album was very well received by the press and music community, including praise from Radiohead's Thom Yorke, who charted "At First Touch" on his January 6, 2009 "Office Chart" posting on the band's website Dead Air Space.

Glider shares its title with a 1990 My Bloody Valentine EP, an influence on The Sight Below's music.

Glider's desolated artwork imagery was created and design by graphic artist Michael Cina. The inner sleeve contains a quote from Albert Camus. In an interview with Seattle's The Stranger newspaper, The Sight Below stated being influenced by Camus' work as a teenager.

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Track listing

  1. "At First Touch" – 4:53
  2. "Dour" – 4:54
  3. "Without Motion" – 4:38
  4. "Life's Fading Light" – 5:46
  5. "Further Away" – 6:00
  6. "The Sunset Passage" – 3:49
  7. "Already There" – 5:44
  8. "A Fractured Smile" – 5:09
  9. "Nowhere" – 8:19
  10. "Feeling Lost Forever" (Digital-only bonus track)

Personnel

  • The Sight Below – Production, mixing, guitar, laptop
  • Michael Cina – Artwork design
  • Stefan Betke – Mastering
  • Songs

    1At First Touch4:51
    2Dour4:52
    3Without Motion4:36

    References

    Glider (The Sight Below album) Wikipedia


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