Submers

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Submers
Loscil-submers-album-cover.jpeg
Studio album by Loscil
Released November 4, 2002 (2002-11-04)
Genre Ambient techno
Length 60:42
Label Kranky
Producer Scott Morgan
Loscil chronology
Triple Point
(2001)Triple Point2001
Submers
(2002)
First Narrows
(2004)First Narrows2004

Submers is an album by Canadian musician Scott Morgan under the alias of Loscil. It was released in 2002 by Kranky.

Production and style[edit]

Large portions of the music on Submbers was from classical music that had been sampled and distorted by Morgan.[1] AllMusic described the sound on Submbers as not being very different from than Morgan's previous album Triple Point, noting that the "only significant difference is the emphasis on waves of rhythm over thumps and pulses."[2]

Each track on Submers is named after a submarine.[2] These ranged from early submarines such as the Gymnote to the Russian submarine Kursk (K-141).

Release[edit]

Submers was released by Kranky via compact disc on November 4, 2002.[3][4]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork(8.0/10)[5]

AllMusic gave the album four and a half stars out of five, stating that the album "tops Morgan's impressive debut and provides further proof that the field of ambient techno continues to have plenty to offer"[2] Pitchfork Media gave the album an 8.0 rating out of a possible 10, noting that "the delicate touches are what really make it."[5] Exclaim! stated that the album praised the album for "spellbinding songs and creating a continuously absorbing record" and that "Submers resonates with remarkable elegance from its opening tones to its closing echoes"[6]

Track listing[edit]

All songs composed and produced by Scott Morgan.[7]

  1. "Argonaut I" – 7:07
  2. "Gymnote" – 5:57
  3. "Mute" – 7:30
  4. "Nautilus" – 6:59
  5. "Diable Marin" – 4:13
  6. "Resurgam" – 7:35
  7. "Le Plongeur" – 7:07
  8. "Triton" – 6:43
  9. "Kursk" – 7:10

Credits[edit]

Credits adapted from the album's sleeve.[7]

  • Scott Morgan – composer, producer, music
  • Emplus Creative Solutions – cover design

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Loscil". Kranky. Retrieved May 21, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d Kellman, Andy. "Submers - Loscil". AllMusic. Retrieved May 21, 2015. 
  3. ^ "KRANK 058 - Loscil, "Submers"". Kranky. Retrieved May 22, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Submbers - Loscil - Release". AllMusic. Retrieved May 21, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b Richardson, Mark (February 11, 2003). "Loscil:Submers". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved May 21, 2015. 
  6. ^ Nay, Rob (December 1, 2002). "Submers". Exclaim!. Retrieved May 21, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "[Back cover and inside sleeve of album]". Submers (Media notes). Loscil. Kranky. 2002. KRANK 058.