Unseen Universe

by Tim Motzer



Tim Motzer - guitar, and electronics

Recorded live on WLFR-fm, Stockton University,
Pomona NJ April 5, 2016

Doug Hirlinger - drums on track (2) Unseen Universe
recorded at 1k Recordings, Philadelphia December 2, 2016

Recorded, mixed, and produced by Tim Motzer
Mix assistance by Eric Bogacz
Mastered by Markus Reuter (Berlin)
Cover painting detail by Samantha Keely Smith (Brooklyn)
Title by Doug Hirlinger
Photography by Avraham Bank (TM photo)

1k 031
C 2017 1krecordings
P 2017 one k music co. (BMI)


released April 12, 2017

1 Ring
2 Unseen Universe
3 Magnetic Fields
4 Cycle

April 2017 Top 25 Airplay on Stars End Radio, Chuck Van Zyl, WXPN, Philadelphia

Tim Motzer - Unseen Universe
The foundation of this record is a live solo performance by guitarist Tim Motzer broadcast and recorded live on WLFR-fm in early April of 2016. Motzer's visionary guitar playing and sonic experimentation are in full force here. His unique approach on the acoustic-electric guitar transcends the instrument's traditional palette by utilizing clips, bows, hand percussion on the guitar body, electronic processing and live looping rendering the guitar almost unrecognizable. Ring, Magnetic Fields, and Cycle are all solo guitar pieces whereas on the epic 26 minute 4 part suite, Unseen Universe, Motzer invited longtime collaborator Doug Hirlinger into the recording studio to contribute his artful drumming to this stunning ambient trance landscape. Hirlinger has collaborated on previous 1k releases: Descending with Markus Reuter; Base3, Dark Matter & Live From Earth; and his own solo release Man From Nowhere. Unseen Universe continues to demonstrate Motzer's quest to push boundaries and unfold new sonic territory considering his already impressive catalogue of work on 1k. Recommended.
Ambient/electronic/trance Ian Weatherall

"My friend and brilliant musician Tim Motzer has a new ambient album out. The cover image is an early work-in-progress detail from what ended up being my 2016 painting Beget. Turns out that the music and the painting go together really well!" Samantha Keely Smith



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