Alex Kozobolis & Lee Chapman
From November To March
Unknown Tone Records is pleased to announce the release of “From November To March” by Alex Kozobolis & Lee Chapman. Side A “From November” includes a collection of three solo piano movements by Alex Kozobolis. Side B “To March” features three of Lee Chapman’s reworks on tape of Alex’s original piano pieces from side A. “From November To March “will be released May 2013 in edition of 100 copies for the world at UnknownTone.com. As a bonus each edition will randomly include one of three photographs taken by Alex Kozobolis.
Lee Chapman [b. 1988, Burnley, England] is a self taught composer and musician of his own music, working in the fields of ethereal, organic and accidental compositions. His sound is mainly based upon little instrumentation to create large yet delicate sounds using live processing as well as environmental found sounds from local and international spaces. Combined with a decade of experimenting with the technology assigned to creating music nowadays, Chapman has reverted back to the use of analog as the primary source and medium on which he bases all of his current work.
Personal statement for this release:
Alex and I were introduced by a few mutual friends. He is a very humble pianist and fast becoming a great friend. I am amazed at his ability to improvise with such fluidity yet with such controlled discipline. From November is a beautiful EP that resonates in me more so than other pianists composing at that time. Working with pre-recorded piano is a harmonic challenge when creating tonal music using loops. It is finding a pattern to the puzzle or a path underneath a beautiful blanket of snow. I could have used everything and played a bit more chaotic, however, finding these loops and patterns and finding this path has led me to what you hear on this record.
Film by Mark Kuykendall (The New Honey Shade)