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A PRODUCE  Inscape & Landscape CD

IPR is now able to offer original, sealed copies of A Produce's 1996 full-length CD Inscape & Landscape. This CD has long been out of print, but thanks to a fortuitous find, a couple boxes of the "cool" version of this sought-after CD are now available at a reasonable price while our supplies last. One of the strongest sets of music that Barry Craig issued under the name A Produce, this release features collaborations with guitarist Scott Fraser and percussionist Chas Smith. Packaged in a letterpress-printed die cut Discfolio with original cover artwork by Karen Nielsen Licher, there were two cover variations for this original run of 1000 CDs: the "hot" version, with gold and brown printing on a reddish brown poster board stock, and the "cool" version with silver and deep grey printing on the grey side of the same poster board stock. At this time we only have copies of the "cool" version as pictured above.


Here are several reviews of Inscape and Landscape, from when it was originally released:


"One of this reviewer's favorite moments is when a new A Produce CD arrives. Never failing to capture a fresh sonic atmosphere to bask in, the California-based composer has hit the mark again with Inscape & Landscape. A Produce quotes Jack Gariss in the liner notes, 'Every note is heard in silence.... for that silence is the birth of every note.' That sums up what A Produce's music is all about. Each sound appears from the silence of outer space, then swings into earth's orbit, falling to earth like a pulsating comet, dissolving into the dark sky, leaving a lasting perception." Dwight Loop, Santa Fe Sun, 9/96


"Perhaps the best album yet.... A Produce moves from slowly throbbing percussive rhythms to dreamy, floating synthesizer ambiences. More than many ambient artists, A Produce's music evokes a visual scenery that moves from the inside out." John Diliberto, Echoes, 12/96


"This is what ambient music is supposed to be: atmospheric, ephemeral, otherworldly, and ravishingly beautiful. A Produce continues to adhere to an ambient standard set by the likes of Harold Budd and Brian Eno in the mid-70's in this genre; other points of reference, or departure, might be the work of Steve Roach, Jeff Greinke, Jon Hassell and Robert Rich. A Produce creates evocative and heavenly soundscapes with a richness of sonority, breadth of timbre, a mix of influences both contemporary and non-Western, and sumptuousness that is simply breathtaking.... A Produce has done it again." Dean Suzuki, Option, 1/97


"Inscape and Landscape is a wonderful release, and will please those already familiar with his music, as well as attract new fans that are hearing him for the first time. The aridity, silence, and solitude of the desert brings introspection, purification and peace. Despite the strong theme, the tracks are really quite diverse, and require a careful listen. "Inscape & Landscape," "First Glimpse" and "Dwell" are my favorite edits, with the tolling bell of the latter being especially effective in creating psycho-active space. Given this release and his very strong White Sands of last year, I feel confident that A Produce will distinguish himself as one of the more important voices in ambient music in this decade." New Age Voice, 12/96

A PRODUCE Inscape & Landscape CD

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