BIOGRAPHY

Lawrence English is composer, media artist and curator based in Australia. Working across an eclectic array of aesthetic investigations, English’s work prompts questions of field, perception and memory. He investigates the politics of perception, through live performance and installation, to create works that ponder subtle transformations of space and ask audiences to become aware of that which exists at the edge of perception.

 

PRESS

WILDERNESS OF MIRRORS

“A giant exhalation of thickly flexing drones that soon ignites in a radioactive mushroom cloud.” — Pitchfork

“Crushes you in rolling waves of hot noise before weightless, trebly drones emerge from the clamour in a terrific manipulation of sonic space that’s alternately claustrophobic and expansive…” — FACT Magazine

 

A COLOUR FOR AUTUMN

“Lawrence English is a genius at creating atmospheric music and A Colour For Autumn is just exceptional…” — Lycanthropy

 

IT’S UP TO US TO LIVE

“Unquestionably absorbing stuff.” — Brainwashed

 

KIRI NO OTO

“It is a rare thing to hear an album that is so engaging and stimulating…” – Brainwashed

“Intelligent drones from an established and now highly influential figure on the minimalist scene… essential.” — White Lines

 

STUDIES FOR STRADBROKE

“The use of space and silence is remarkable…” – The Wire

 

FOR VARYING DEGREES OF WINTER

“This album is a discussion of the experience of winter seen from many angles and I think it engages the listener while communicating the atmosphere of the season very well.” — Heathen Harvest

“Enveloping, swelling, quietly fizzing with transluscence, the air grainily alive around it, a fascinatingly varying English winter awaits those who would enter.” — E/I Magazine

For Varying Degrees Of Winter is almost perfect.” – Touching Extremes

MAP51F9

“Seventeen minutes of shimmering heat haze electronics and processed field recordings unfold gently, swallowing the surrounding environment.” — Christopher Murphy, Fallt Array

 

HAPPINESS WILL BEFALL

“A picture may be worth 1000 words, but in the right hands ambient music can reach an even higher plane of communication.” — Mike Wolf, Time Out New York

“A polar journey between the harsh yet compelling sounds of dedicatedly minimalist computer music and the subtle organicism of post-classical instrumentalists.” — Ben Bollig, Noripcord.com

 

TRANSIT

“English softens all the edges and extends particular timbres into oceanic swells that ebb and flow in conjunction with the haunted melodies that lumber in the distance, at times resembling the gaping spaces of Thomas Koner and at others the incidental music of Tarkovsky’s Stalker.” — Jim Haynes, The Wire

“A seductive, beautiful suite.” — Jonathan Marshall, Realtime

 

GHOST TOWNS

“Extraordinarily gorgeous modern musique concréte.” — Signal To Noise

“An amazing and evocative recording, with English creating his own impossible Ghost Town.” — Bob Baker Fish, Inpress Magazine

 

NATURESTRIP’S OVERLAND

“[English’s A Summer Crush is] a veritable piece of cinema for the ear.”  — Stylus Magazine