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Digital download, 2021, London, England, available from Naviar Records NR011. https://naviarrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-present-time; https://www.naviarrecords.com.

Mauri Edo, known as Subespai, has recently produced an album entitled The Present Time. In the Catalan language, subespai means “subspace”—a space within a space. This concept, which is found in mathematics, appropriately characterizes the composer's approach to organizing a sonic landscape within this set of tracks, which was produced on a four-track tape machine. Subespai has deployed an improvisatory approach to layering sound in The Present Time, exploring the limitations of his resources in the studio. Subespai's intuitive compositional process stems from the use of what he describes as found sound components: “samples from here and...

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