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TWO INCHES OFF GROUND is the website for London based sound artist Keith Berry

The composer's use of subtle nuances and harmony throughout brings you to some conclusions. All in all it's a place worth a few visits...

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Towards the Blue Peninsula

keith berry Towards the Blue Peninsula
  1. Label:

    Infraction

  2. Format:

    CD

  3. Release Date:

    January 2014

  4. Price:

    £8

This is a previously unreleased and new work from Keith Berry. Partially inspired by Koda's "Movements" full-length recording from almost 10 years ago, Berry has moved away from the computer-based compositions of 'The Ear That was sold...' utilizing Akira Rabelais's Argeiphöntes Lyre software to something a bit more windswept perhaps or at times aquatic and organic sounding. Not that prior endeavors were ever easily categorized as computer-based, or sterile environments - quite the opposite. What makes Berry's recordings so engaging, is that one is never quite sure what the source of sound is. It doesn't matter - each piece in their own right is magnificent from the debut 'The Golden Boat' to the twin masterpieces, "The Ear That Was Sold to a Fish" and "A Strange Feather" to "The Cartesian Plane" LP and now "Towards the Blue Peninsula". Berry's recordings are the result of letting ideas take their course, revising, re-visiting and letting the works breathe.

Edition of 500 copies. CD is housed in a gloss cardstock envelope and then in a tip-on, mini-lp Japanese style gatefold outer sleeve. Designed by Timothy O'Donnell.

the ear that was sold to a fish / turn right a thousand feet from here

keith berry the ear that was sold to a fish
  1. Label:

    Infraction

  2. Format:

    2xCD each housed individually in cardstock envelopes and then packaged in a Stoughton mini-lp gatefold.

  3. Release Date:

    Reissue April 2011

  4. Price:

    £8

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This is the place where film and mind intersect. An intricately detailed and mesmerizing follow-up to this London artist's release on trente oiseaux.

London composer Keith Berry's The Ear That Was Sold To A Fish is a complex, albeit soothing piece, stretching over nine tracks. The movement of the piece is akin to closing one's eyes while floating gently down a nightime river. But ironically, this slow pace demands quick attention, as the sound all around you passes you by. Fortunately, unlike a river experience, one gets the opportunity to discover additional nuances, that in themselves each open new worlds with repeated listening. Crouton is pleased to present this mind encompassing new work from one of the brightest electronic composers in the UK today. His previous work has been released on such labels as trente oiseaux, Authorized Version, and Twenty Hertz. This release is presented as a special hand-numbered and limited edition, packaged in a small kraft box filled with blue smally leaves, and adorned with with an original photographic work by Keith Berry.

the cartesian plane

keith berry the ear that was sold to a fish
  1. Label:

    elevator bath

  2. Format:

    Picture disc LP

  3. Release Date:

    July 2010

  4. Price:

    £10

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Elevator Bath's ongoing series of picture disc LPs (each record being adorned with full-color artwork by the recording artist) continues with Keith Berry's debut appearance on vinyl: An absolutely mesmerizing cycle of deep, meditative tranquility inextricably linked to Berry's otherworldly painting which appears behind the record's grooves.

The soundscapes along The Cartesian Plane are beautifully absorbing, heavy with the slow unraveling of emotions, almost beyond belief. There is an immense weight to these recordings, the richness of which belies the careful subtlety of the compositions. The sound is expansive and unreal, a perfect complement to the record's visual aspects which seem to describe a kind of alternate existence. Like bookends, the colorful images house a wealth of experiences, wonderful and frightening. As you gaze upon the rotating colors and Keith Berry's dense dream-sounds pour out of the speakers, total immersion in The Cartesian Plane is more than probable, it is certain.

Five years have passed since Keith Berry's masterful The Ear That Was Sold To A Fish, a disc that was something of a revelation for the lucky few who were able to obtain a copy of the original release. Since that time Berry's reputation has steadily grown, even though his discography has not. Aside from a few compilation appearances (including Elevator Bath's A Cleansing Ascension), he has remained silent. The release of The Cartesian Plane then truly calls for celebration, as it is precisely the record those of us who admire Berry's work have longed for.

a cleansing ascension

a cleansing ascension elevator bath
  1. Label:

    elevator bath

  2. Format:

    CD

  3. Release Date:

    October 2008

  4. Price:

    £9

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On the occasion of Elevator Bath's 10-year anniversary, the label has issued its first compilation release. This 73-minute compact disc is not a retrospective but is instead a collection of (almost) entirely exclusive material from 10 artists currently involved with Elevator Bath.

A Cleansing Ascension includes previously unreleased recordings from: Matt Shoemaker, Adam Pacione, Jim Haynes, Keith Berry, Rick Reed, Dale Lloyd, Colin Andrew Sheffield, James Eck Rippie, and Tom Recchion.

This is the ideal introduction to the label, offering a particularly cohesive yet varied selection of works from some of the brightest names in the experimental music community. Uneasy narrative, warm ambience, rusted drones, sine waves, field recordings, meditative composition, plus a glorious photograph on the inner sleeve (taken by Colin's father in 1971) can all be found in this single, beautiful package. Elevator Bath = A Cleansing Ascension.

elevator bath Colin Andrew Sheffield

01 matt shoemaker | waning ataraxia | 7’22
02 adam pacione | soilbind morning glory | 4’46
03 jim haynes | like a thief in the night | 7’19
04 keith berry | toward the blue peninsula | 8’04
05 rick reed | the fiery sound of light | 10’01
06 dale lloyd | our morphosis | 6’01
07 colin andrew sheffield | for today | 8’30
08 francisco lópez | untitled #194 | 5’20
09 james eck rippie | hidden mirrors | 10’40
10 tom recchion | drift tube | 5’07

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