Weightlessness: Of Contemplation and Distraction

by Tinty Music

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about

Digital download version of the 10th Anniversary Edition of Weightlessness. That edition was produced as a limited edition of 100 copies in late 2004; instead of being made available for sale, copies were only given out as gifts. (At present, 31 copies have yet to be distributed.)

The first 25 copies included a second disc containing supplemental material. The tracks from that edition make up this digital download version.

All tracks are taken from the 2004 masters, except for the radio static track, which has been taken from the 2014 master used for the Short Forms 1989–2014 compilation. 'Flow' has been restored to a single track (for the 10th Anniversary Edition, its sections were banded as separate tracks), as has 'In a funk/Postscript' ('Prelude' and 'It all came crashing down upon me' have been kept as separate tracks; they formed a single track on the original 1994 CD release).

Purchase of the complete album includes a PDF booklet containing liner notes and track-by-track annotations from the two-disc version of the 10th Anniversary Edition, as well as the usual track listing and album credits.

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Quotes from reviews of the original CD:

"This disc includes some of the best use of space, and silence between notes, that I've heard recently. The music is understated and heavy on atmosphere, without being pretentious." —Raymond Hovey, Resonance (#2)

"It's a mixed bag of pieces for electronic keyboards and processed tape…" —Bill Tilland, Option (#62)

"Music to be listened to in a dark room while hazardous weather rumbles across the planet." —Jester, Sonic Boom

"…packed with sounds that adapt to your mood…" —Pandemonium! (August 1995)

"…dark and atmospheric without being overbearing. At times the music is so light you can't even hear it, yet you can still feel its presence." —Hmmm… (#5)

"I found the material to be well rendered and not too monotonous…" —Eskhatos (#2)

"Wordy philosophical title, but all-consuming sounds." —Darren Bergstein, i/e (#8)

"Tinty Music is minimal and inviting on the surface, yet dense and foreboding in the foundations. It's passion fruit atop a bed of old bones…" —S. Bob, Remote (Jan/Feb '95)

credits

released March 12, 2014

All pieces composed, arranged, performed, and recorded by Kevin J. O'Conner. This collection compiled, edited, processed, and mastered by Kevin J. O'Conner.

Graphic design and layout by Kevin J. O'Conner for Alarm Cat Design.

Original recordings copyright ℗1989, 1994, 1996 Kevin J. O'Conner. 10th Anniversary Edition (art 1) copyright ℗2004 Kevin J. O'Conner. This compilation copyright © & ℗2014 Kevin J. O'Conner.

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