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Sustained Eventualities II (Haven In Hidden Grove)

by Blanket Swimming

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SEII relies heavily on the use of electric guitar as texture, space, melody, and longing loops emerge from a watery bed. The journey continues up a steep, snow-covered mountain before descending into comforting waters and wandering into The Haven in the Hidden Grove....where deep secrets are sure to be revealed.

The Sustained Eventualities series presents itself as a return to form. I approached these pieces not only as sonic reactions to the polaroid photos by Whitson Ramsey used as the covers, but as an exercise is composing in large overarching segments that blend into various spaces. This is a way of composing I have explored much in my work under my given name as well as various prior Blanket Swimming titles. I recall first beginning Blanket Swimming and not having much of a preconceived idea of what ambient music is or what it should be and using compositional techniques from my years of playing in a post-rock band as one of my few frames of reference. I was and still am fascinated with this narrative-like collage style of telling a story through sound that emerged from this early exploration. Presenting chapters as separate arcs in a greater overall narrative. Evolution and growth of seed structures.

Sustained Eventualities attempts to expand upon this formative compositional technique using a palette of varying materials to create what almost feels like a "mix" at times, while still maintaining a coherence in concept and a unifying narrative.


This is volume II out of III titled "Haven In Hidden Grove," which unfolds across 7 movements.


released September 22, 2022

All music produced by Nicholas Maloney 2022
Polaroid cover photo by Whitson Ramsey
Open Colour Imprint OC032II


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Blanket Swimming Portland, Oregon

Since 2015, sound artist Nicholas Maloney has produced music under the moniker Blanket Swimming, focusing on spontaneity, fluidity, texture, and presence.

For sound art and field recording works, see: nicholasmaloney.bandcamp.com

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