Cole Pulice – “Gloam” CS
5 / 22 / 2020
Cole Pulice – Gloam
Gloam is the first solo record by Minneapolis-based saxophonist Cole Pulice. Cole plays in Iceblink, toured with Bon Iver and has worked with Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Mild High Club, amongst others. Gloam is an album of audio holograms for tenor saxophone and hardware, recorded live without overdubs. Clusters of orbiting tones drift through empty space, languidly shifting and morphing between colors and shapes, like fractals within a kaleidoscope or fragments of stained glass in a rock tumbler. It’s a collection of electroacoustic lullabies for holodecks, interstellar rest stops and cryo-chambers. He was influenced by light prisms, Samuel Delaney’s speculative fiction, the Synchromism art movement and electroacoustic ambient environments.
Gloam is informed by liminal cycles, spaces of limbo, and timeslip. Cole’s circadian rhythm disorder manifests in sleep-wake cycles that seem to collapse the boundary between “days”; sunsets and sunrises coalescing into one another, ad infinitum.