Too Significant To Ignore

by AJ Cornell & Tim Darcy


AJ Cornell & Tim Darcy "Too Significant To Ignore"
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A1. today the body (no more bacteria)
A2. too significant to ignore (big black bowl)
A3. this cafe (is not anonymous enough)
A4. cosmetic sadness
A5. automatic ecstasy

B1. the space between everything
B2. cinnamon
B3. the spit of the 1980s (an entire afternoon)
B4.there is a door

NNA is pleased to release a special collaboration between two of Montréal, Quebec’s finest. “Too Significant To Ignore” unites Andrea-Jane Cornell, a prolific improviser and former CKUT Radio music programming director, and Tim Darcy, best known as the guitarist/vocalist for Constellation Records’ four-piece post-punk band Ought. On this recording, the duo concoct a hazy bed of grey, melancholic psychedelia using synthesizers, field recordings, processed accordion, and manipulated objects to serve as a backdrop for Darcy’s contemplative existential spoken word.

Recalling the spirit of wordsmiths and sound-pioneers such as Steven Jesse Bernstein, Ruth White, Allen Ginsberg, and Pauline Oliveros, “Too Significant To Ignore” presents raw poetic meditations that intermingle with psychedelic electronic landscapes. AJ and Tim create a sound world where jarring and narrative vocals interact with sonorous, blue bass tones and forests of synth. Subtle melodies coexist alongside smoldering, buzzing drones, sublime electronics, and indiscernible field recordings, all smudged together to forge a slow-paced swirling mass. A beautifully peaceful sadness is revealed, creating a perfect atmosphere of cosmic dread and a cinematic sensitivity that compliments the unfolding observational dialogue.


released March 28, 2016

1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9: Recorded by Radwan Ghazi Moumneh
2, 5, 7, 10 Recrded with Amy Fort
Mixed by AJ & Tim at Oboro new media lab with the support of their production assistance grant
Mastered by Harris Newman at Grey Market Mastering



andrea-jane cornell Portland, Maine

A gleaner of sonorities, she transforms and transmits sonic material over radio channels, and in live performance. Her approach employs additive synthesis evolving over long periods of time and moments of rupture and détournement.

She is a member of Le fruit vert
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