Bathysphere Suite

by Norm Chambers

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N. Chambers - Bathysphere Suite:

1) Descent Overture
2) Pod Life
3) Activated Carbon
4) Leviathan
5) Trident
6) Embolism Valve

Included on 4-way split (2 cassettes) on Space Slave Editions, titled "Swim Trunks", in addition to music by Guenter Schlienz, Kyle Landstra and Cliffsides
Released July 2013

"Norm Chambers of Panabrite is up next to explore unknown worlds in his “Bathysphere Suite," a fantastical deep-sea dive that paints images as highly detailed, fanciful and centered in the imagination. The Bathysphere was an un-powered, spherical deep-sea submersible from the early 20th century. Lowered into the ocean with a cable, it was one of the first tools for deep ocean dives. This image is actually a good jumping-off point for describing the feel of the music. We climb in and submerge, feeling the mystery and wonder that these early ocean explorers must have felt. Exotic new creatures investigate this invader in their waters, as puzzled by us as we are by them; as we go deeper and deeper, the cold and pressure manifests in icy synthesizer textures, glockenspiel and fingerstyle guitar. Bleeping modular tones signal our ascent, the mystery receding beneath us."
-Theosophical Society (July 2013)


released July 9, 2013

Composed, performed and produced by Norm Chambers
2011-2013 in The Shed, Seattle
Synthesizer, guitar, vocoder, glockenspiel



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Norm Chambers/Panabrite/Jürgen Müller Seattle, Washington

Emerging from a love of early electronics, concrete/tape music, soundtracks and early new age, Chambers creates worlds of sound that touch on many elements and moods, from spatially motivated ambient to aspects of minimalist composition and improvisation. Chambers utilizes an array of synthesizer equipment to achieve his sounds, in addition to field sounds and occasional acoustic elements ... more

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