Resounder is a hybrid improvised / electroacoustic album by Aram Shelton, Fred Lonberg-Holm and Frank Rosaly. Long time collaborators through the Chicago sextet Fast Citizens (Delmark), this album is a clear departure from their previous work together. Completely improvised, the acoustic material was recorded in a half day session at MINBAL Studio in Chicago. In November of that year, Shelton processed certain parts of the tracks, with the intent of enhancing the material, as opposed to covering up or masking it, while keeping an ear towards the musicality of the performance by the players.
“Through the act of applying processing – reflecting, splitting, refracting, turning inward, extending – to the improvisations, I came upon sounds that are more dream like; a fading memory of what happened, and more fantastical. Processes are not used to cover up existing material, but at chosen moments to enhance and bring focus to the acoustic sounds, with an overlying hope of symbiosis. It turns out that we as improvisers were listening acutely for what was not there, but now is.” – Aram Shelton
Aram Shelton: alto saxophone & processing
Fred Lonberg-Holm: cello, guitar and electronics
Frank Rosaly: drums and percussion
Resounder features eight tracks recorded in June of 2014 at MINBAL in Chicago by Benjamin Balcom. Mixed by Aram Shelton. Mastered by the Norman Conquest.