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An Encounter With Broken Time

by Lowercase Noises, NAAL

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After a decade of friendship and long distance musical collaboration, An Encounter With Broken Time is the first full length, collaborative album between Lowercase Noises’ Andy Othling and NAAL’s Dave Mantel. Recorded together in person in the summer heat of the New Mexican desert, the project began with the idea of crafting simple ideas, utilizing both artists’ signature guitar sounds and field recordings, then taking hardware and software samplers to recut and reframe new and old sounds to create something that is at once comfortable and adroit, familiar and surprising. The result is a collection of songs that takes the strengths of both artists- lush compositions, rich, worn textures- and places them in a context only achievable through the experimentation and collaboration of two seasoned artists.


released October 20, 2023

All music written and produced by Andy Othling and Dave Mantel
Mixed by Andy Othling
Mastered by Dave Mantel

Album artwork by Kristina Petrosiute (
Artwork layout by Steven Kemner (


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Naal Nashville, Tennessee

So-called Punk Rocker of ambient. NAAL is the postmodernist, minimal composition/drone project of Nashville based, award winning film composer Dave Mantel. With elements of ambient and drone music, field recordings, and a multi-sensory live performance, NAAL explores the depths of simple, mostly a-melodic compositions, made up of thick layers of gently modulating tones and textures. ... more

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