Anomalous Disturbances – Archive One


Release data: Anomalous Disturbances – Archive One CD-R, Private Release, 2004 “Archive One” is the first in a series of unreleased works from Anomalous Disturbances, aka the Vancouver-based ambient artist Terry O’Brien. The collected nine tracks of floating ambient soundscapes have been composed using sound processors and looping devices, in which occasionally some e-guitar shows up. “Languorous Liaisons” sets the mood for some Roach-kindred ethereal…

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Anomalous Disturbances – Archive Three


Release data: Anomalous Disturbances – Archive Three CD-R, Private Release, 2014 “Archive Three” is a 60-minute collection of previously unreleased ambient-drone soundscapes realized during a series of recording sessions throughout 2007 and 2008. Canadian sound artist Terry O’Brien (aka Anomalous Disturbances) performed the five freeform compositions on guitar with Ebow, guitar synths and effects exclusively. The floating outcome travels through reflective yet sedate sonic territory…

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Anomalous Disturbances – Inside


Release data: Anomalous Disturbances – Inside CD-R, Disappearing Music, 2009 The music of “Inside” sings a different tune when compared to Terry O’Brien’s solo music as Anomalous Disturbances, as he this time has joined forces with his brothers Chris and Wayne. The latter two add peacefull rhythms, beats, EWI, flute, atmospherics and crystal balls to Terry’s ethereal E-bow and guitar synthesizer ambiences. Still, the quiet…

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Anomalous Disturbances – Archive Two


Release data: Anomalous Disturbances – Archive Two CD-R, Disappearing Music, 2009 After a hiatus of five years, Anomalous Disturbances (aka the Vancouver-based ambient artist Terry O’Brien) finally brings us a second batch of “shelved” recordings. “Archive Two”, a double cd-r, is a nice collection of unreleased and previously released pieces (which appeared on special projects and compilations) from 2001-2008. And what a fine collection it…

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Anomalous Disturbances – The Spirit Molecule


Release data: Anomalous Disturbances – The Spirit Molecule CD-R, Private Release, 2002 On his debut album “The Spirit Molecule”, musician Terry O’Brien uses the sedating, hypnotizing effects of repetition and loops while using electronic devices. His deep breathing soundscapes created through electronically modified looping guitar might make you think of Jeff Pearce, but here some different angles are taken. The middle of the album is…

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Anomalous Disturbances – HovR


Release data: Anomalous Disturbances – HovR CD-R, Private Release, 2003 This is the second long awaited release of the Canadian musician Terry O’Brien who already surprised me with his engaging album “The Spirit Molecule”. Well, Hovr features lots of delicately structured repetitive elements, again created via electronically modified looping guitar and is another masterful recording. E.g. the grand track “Apparitions” offers some very nice lingering…

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