Library: Space Mountain Etc

I bought the magisterial DOOMED GALAXIES UNWIND by Space Mountain and the package came with a note saying “I thought you might enjoy these other two CDs too” so THANK YOU Pyramid Blood Recordings! I probably will, because I have previously partaken of your excellent curation. (Also thank you for the postcards and patches.)

(I am lucky and yes I damn well know it)

(Also ULTRON ATREIDES is an excellent name)

SIGHT SEEING, Isnaj Dui

This arrived just now and went straight into the CD drive. It is so good. Beautiful, careful, thrilling in its iterations and reinventions of its main theme. Just exquisitely created.

We all see the world differently but never is this more apparent than when something drastic happens to your eyesight. Drawing on my own experience of visual problems, Sight Seeing is a theme and variations depicting different eye conditions by distorting, removing or otherwise changing the melody, harmony and rhythm of the initial theme.

Library: Pagan Oceans / Devenir

Waiting for me when I got home from work. Tsone’s PAGAN OCEANS, on the left, is a three-CD set, which I’m looking forward to loading into the big five-disc CD player and disappearing into on Friday.

Devenir by EUS is a wonderful piece of drone music out of Costa Rica, strongly environmental but with the surging power of, say, Fuck Buttons circa “Olympians.”

Your internet may suck, but mine brings me music from everywhere.

Library: TYPHONIC NEURAL TANTRA

Been an admired of The Wyrding Module since THE WORD MADE FLESH, which is a regular replay out here on the Thames Delta. So when a new record popped up the other day, it was an immediate purchase. I mean, I didn’t need to hear it. I wanted a Wyrding Module piece in my library. And it doesn’t disappoint. A kosmische halloween trance.

Go straight to track 7 and drink it down, if you’re not familiar with the Module.

Library: Claire M Singer

Claire M Singer works with organ, cello and electronics to create soundscapes of great wonder and majesty. If you like Zoe Keating or Johann Johannsson this is right up your street, while being entirely its own thing. A favourite recent discovery.

Basically my soundtrack for today’s work.

Library 25oct19

ALGIDA BELLEZZA by Netherworld just arrived. It’s a lovely object.

The source of inspiration refers to an event long awaited by the artist but far from the glacial themes; the birth of his daughter in November 2015. This work is completely dedicated to her. The soundscapes were composed mainly during the night whilst the little princess was cradled in the arms of her dad.

I can relate.

A lot of things got written during nights with my daughter asleep in the crook of my left arm, after all.