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Pagination – Status [CHITRA019]

'Status' is about the shell that we show the world, and how the world finds ways to make it crack and crumble. The music evokes this through guitars, synthesizers, and field recordings that have been subject to tape and noise manipulation, bitcrushing, and other kinds of "destruction" to various degrees to evoke the gradual decay of the way we wish the world saw us. What is left is something that is more honest, and to some, more beautiful.




Pagination is Tom Schmidlin, who makes ambient, drone, and experimental instrumental music in Bentonville, Arkansas. With guitars, synthesizers, and an armada of effects, Tom creates billowing tone loops which can morph from lo-fi harmonic wash to drifting sonic lace. He is also a member of the experimental duos Home Learning and Go Find Water.


Tom Schmidlin – guitars, synths, mixing

Craig Colorusso – bass clarinet on Ten Shoe Jokes (5)

Mastering by Tom Schmidlin (Pagination)

Photo by Dionis Afonichev (Dionisaf)

Artwork and cover design by Dionis Afonichev (Dionisaf)

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