SAAH047 CD Only
Release Date: May 15, 2007
Music by Mark Dwinell: acoustic,
tenor, electric and bass guitars / electric and acoustic pianos / accordion
/ mandolin / banjo / cello / harmonica / alto saxophone / voice
Track Listing: Corpus Callosum - Candide - Processional -
The Golden Apple Pie - Piano Stream - Sentry at Eleusis - My Song Before
the Gates - A Popular Tune - Lost in the Desert, Near Death - Clearing
- Two Dreams - Between Hemispheres
Nonloc is the solo guise
of Mark Dwinell, the guitar-slinging ringleader of East Coast
spontaneous trance rockers Bright.
When composing on the spot with Bright, Dwinell directs
the minmailst, krautrock inspired jams into melodic and sonically layered
songs, draping over it impromptu vocals in a manner loosely akin to
any number mid-70's Kraut legends, or the philosophies of Damo Suzuki
and his instant compositions. Nonloc takes direction from the
Bright model, but springboards away with a more refined perspective.
Between Hemispheres, the second solo album for Dwinell
as Nonloc, is a heady excursion into repetition and the unyielding
strength of unrepentant melody.
by minimalist composers such as Steve Reich and Terry Riley,
Nonloc seeks to focus on the microtonal universes and hypnotic
netherworlds minimalism awakens from repetition, while constructing
ivory towers of melody enveloped top to bottom with softly barbed hooks.
Acoustic and electric guitars provide focus instrumentation, but the
elaborate color accumulation of Between Hemispheres is
dominated by alternate layering of acoustic instruments such as piano,
accordion, mandolin, and cello. Whereas Bright will use vocals
sparingly as instrumental color, Nonloc spices up the instrumental
forays by peppering tunes with lyrics that are direct and at times strikingly
recorded, Between Hemispheres is a long-playing lullaby
for intimate, contemplative twilight stares into candlelight.
loops built from piano, clarinet, and accordion lines, Dwinell creates
a base for his chugging, probing guitar and gently sung poetry. Although
Dwinell's electric guitars do the occasional cameo to provide color,
acoustic guitar is the album's dominant instrument, where he makes like
another of his heroes, the late acoustic-six-string guru John Fahey."
- Boston Phoenix
by Jesse Sparhawk, who appears on Imaginational Anthem
Vol. II (Tompkins Square Records) and occasionally backs
Marissa Nadler live and in the studio
Packaging: 4-panel digipak