sedcd035 | Released in 2003 | Ltd Edition 500 copies | $10 Plans

A year and a half in the making, this remarkably dense and subtly musical effort marks a rupture/diversion in Ielasi’s creative output. The intersection of electro-acoustic sonogrophies infused with fragments of melancholic melodies creates a near dizzying disorientation. In 1998 Iealasi founded the well-respected Fringes label, in order to document his own work as well as that of other artists. In addition to his work on Fringes, he has recorded for such labels as Leo and Sonoris, Erstwhile and Absurd. He has performed live with Taku Sugimoto, Jerome Noetinger, Dean Roberts, Thomas Lehn, Michel Doneda and Brandon LaBelle, Domenico Sciajno among many others.

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“An astonishingly beautiful, dramatic and even romantic tone poem of electro-acoustic imagery….a gorgeous recording, very highly recommended.”-Brian Olenwick, All Music Guide

“This is the power of Plans; its immediately palpable, almost nostalgic beauty becomes a catalyst for forgetting just how intact Ielasi leaves his sound sources”-Andrew Culler, Brainwashed

What is heard is akin to an astronomer, who, after culling data from a radio telescope, realizes the beauty and possibility in the negatives of his observed spectrum, and thus opts, knowingly, to present the wrong images to his audience. Ielasi does so through the deconstruction. The outcome is hugely successful and is bound to win over those willing to accept such an early instance of niche crossover.-Alan Jones, bagatellen