A Sense of Place: Xièxie by Celer

“A week before leaving, I bought a dictionary and phrasebook…” Under the moniker of Celer, American musician, writer, & photographer Will Long has released a staggering amount of material – a wide assortment of drones, soundscapes, sketchworks, and processed loops. No doubt his many followers each have their own favorites, but personally I always find…

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A Sense of Place: Celer – Two Days and One Night [Sequel]

No one freezes memories and life experiences into musical amber quite like Will Long.  His recordings under the name Celer always have a context and back-story that is essential to full appreciation of the work and never more so than on his forthcoming album Two days and one night in which he retraces and re-imagines the journey a great…

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Travelogue 2015-27: Spotlight on Celer

Following a week of concentrating on ambient & drone releases, this travelogue casts a spotlight on recent, upcoming, and archival material from Celer, the ambient music project of Will Long, an American musician, educator, writer and photographer, living in Japan, who also curates the Two Acorns label.  This coincides with a quiet explosion of material on…

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Through a musical lens: Celer – Sky Limits [Two Acorns]

“Through a musical lens” is a short series of reviews focusing on albums that present and explore human experience through music. Each album incorporates field recordings, ephemera, or motifs that revolve around everyday life and memory thus creating an especially intimate connection between their transportive sounds and the listener  Sky Limits by Celer A sense of…

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Travelogue: Week 2014-39

Noteworthy highlights from the past week of music discovery, releases, previews, and other news.  Daily updates are available on the Stationary Travels Facebook and Twitter feeds and audio/video links to all tracks featured during the month are available on the Songdrop page. Album Previews Porya Hatami | Arrivals and Departures | Time Released Sound (Sep 28) What a prolific burst…

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