|5||In Memory's Prism|
|MTE 70-71||Joshua Abrams Natural Information Society||Mandatory Reality (2xLP, Album, RP, Cle)||Eremite Records||MTE 70-71||US||2019|
|MTE-71/72||Joshua Abrams Natural Information Society||Mandatory Reality (2xCD, Album)||Eremite Records||MTE-71/72||US||2019|
Recorded live to tape in full takes on 11th June 2017 in Chicago.
Edition of 999 copies.
Mandatory Reality by Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society, released 12 April 2019 1. In Memory's Prism 2. Finite 3. Shadow Conductor 4. Agree mandatory reality, the new album by joshua abrams & natural. mandatory reality, the new album by joshua abrams & natural information society, is here. setting aside for the moment the electric instrumentation of simultonality 2017 & magnetoception 2015, joshua abrams conceived mandatory reality for an eight-piece acoustic manifestation of NIS, consisting of himself on guimbri, lisa alvarado - harmonium & gongs, mikel avery - tam-tam & gongs, ben boye - autoharp & piano, hamid drake - tabla & tar . Abrams has roots spread across Chicagos creative music scene, having worked with post-rock bands, singer-songwriters, electronic producers, and free-jazz players, but his Natural Information Society, with its ever-changing lineup, is where he has given the freest rein to his wandering instincts. Perhaps that sense of attentiveness his music inspires come from Abrams swapping his acoustic bass for the three-stringed guimbri, a lute from Northern Africa whose resonant low end and buzzing resonance are conducive to trance states. Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society From the album Mandatory Reality on eremite records, 2019 watch in HD 1080 setting all music by Joshua , buy, and download songs from the album Mandatory Reality, including In Memory's Prism, Finite, Shadow Conductor, and many. Buy the album for 2,750. Songs start at cheapestTrackPrice. 4 tracks 81:39. Mandatory Reality. Your Score. 0 out of 10. You might find yourself simply wishing the album extended just a few minutes longer. Read full review. Critic Score. User Score. Or consider a donation More Albums. View All. You May Also Like. Natural Information Society is a music ensemble described as ecstatic minimalism. The group formed in 2010 and is led by multi-instrumentalist and composer Joshua Abrams. NPR called the group a staple of the underground music scene in Chicago. Their performances often include the paintings of Lisa Alvarado. According to Musicworks, Natural Information Society's performances place a singular emphasis on the human and the humane in music in the midst of a galloping digitized industry. The Guardian