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A Really Good Spot

by Justin Wright

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First Terrace Records & Beacon Sound are proud to co-release the beautiful sophomore album from Montreal cellist & composer Justin Wright. The record is a wildly creative montage of string improvisations, cassette loops, field recordings and, at certain pivotal moments throughout, poetry & voice.

While the cello remains a central engine behind many of the tracks, A Really Good Spot is a drastic departure from Justin’s previous records of acoustic string drones. Throughout, Justin displays an evolved compositional sensibility which intimately and honestly embraces the beautiful spontaneous moments, tribulations, and studio edits that would conventionally be removed from a polished production, and brings them to the foreground.

In Justin’s own words - “When I first started writing tracks for A Really Good Spot, I didn’t have much in mind other than wanting cello, wanting synthesizers, and feeling like I was long overdue for writing new material. But once I got started, I was having so much fun coming up with new methods for writing that I wondered: what if “procedurality” could appear on a spectrum, just like dynamics or tempo? Why is process something we try to cover up? There is something that feels so dishonest about a pristine, polished album that fits together a little too perfectly, as if all the tribulations leading up to it are swept aside in the name of presentability. Of course, time is an enemy of simplicity, and what began as an attempt to bring process to the foreground turned into what the album is today: a surrealist spectrum of methodology, where the techniques showcased may or may not be real, where the orchestration confidently reinforces the most haphazard nonsense elements, and where the playfulness occasionally steps aside for moments of somber clarity.”

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released July 8, 2022

Recorded by Justin Wright, James Clemens-Seely (Banff Centre), Steve Newton (The Pines), and Pietro Amato (Skybarn)

Mixed by Pietro Amato, additional mixing by Steve Newton and Justin Wright

Mastered by Harris Newman (Grey Market Mastering)

'A Really Good Spot'
Cello and electronics: Justin Wright

'Hellbrunn Automatons'
Piano and electronics: Justin Wright

'Codex'
Violin: Joy Becker
Viola: Katie McKay
Cello and electronics: Justin Wright

'A View from the Drone Garden'
Violin and viola: Kate Maloney
Cello: Justin Wright

'We’re Still Here' feat. Thanya Iyer
Improvised violin and voice: Thanya Iyer
Cello: Justin Wright

'Morning Is a Stray Thread' feat. John Guliak
Lyrics: Alushka Trnka
Voice: John Guliak
Violin: Kate Maloney
Cello, piano, and electronics: Justin Wright

'16Chapel' feat. Year of Glad
Voice: Year of Glad
French horn: Pietro Amato
Violin: Kate Maloney
Cello and electronics: Justin Wright

'The Pines Memorial Sample Pack
Electronics and cello: Justin Wright

'Surfacing / Irregular Verbs in the Present Tense'
Flute: Lina Andonovska
Voice: Sarvenaz Amir-Ebrehami
Violin: Thanya Iyer
Cello and electronics: Justin Wright

'Two Improvisations with Thanya'
Violin: Thanya Iyer
Cello: Justin Wright

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Justin Wright Montreal, Québec

A cellist and composer who strives to push the boundaries of new classical and experimental indie music, and erase the lines between synthetic and acoustic sounds. A prolific collaborator in countless projects, Justin has established himself as one of Montreal's most innovative and versatile cellists, performing internationally in classical concert halls and underground loft venues alike. ... more

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