The latest album from Will Long comes out in December on Glacial Movements.
Celer began in 2005 as a collaboration between Long and his wife Danielle Baquet-Long, AKA Chubby Wolf. Before Baquet-Long's death from heart failure in 2009, they produced dozens of Celer albums together, many of them self-released CD-Rs. Now based in Tokyo, Long has continued Celer as a solo project, with self-released albums (often issued digitally through Celer's Bandcamp page) coming out in quick succession.
Celer's latest, which sees release via Italian ambient label Glacial Movements Records, dates back to winter 2009, when Long was working as a photographer and surveyor in Alberta, Canada. Intending to finish a "water-themed trilogy of albums" he'd started with Baquet-Long, he brought a pair of Sony Tapecorders and a box of recordings he'd made with synthesizer and piano. "Using an endless delay system between the two open reels," he writes, "I listened, layered, cut and pasted the tapes over time." He augmented the productions with field recordings from his frigid surroundings, and also let the degradation that comes from reusing tape and exposing it to the elements shape the sound. Long recently returned to the tapes in Tokyo, where he had them mastered and transferred to new reels.
01. Holdings of Electronic Lifts
02. A Small Rush into Exile
03. Dry and Disconsolate
04. Variorum of Hierophany
05. Theme for Unfocused Lovers
06. The Tears of Tategami Iwa
07. Bubble Shades of Religious Instants
Glacial Movements Records will release Without Retrospect, the Morning on December 3rd, 2012.