And then the post came, and I must log things. Okay, soon as I lay in the links below I really am shutting down. And, yes, I realise how absurdly fortunate I am. But you can stream all these, which is also absurdly fortunate.
Okay, I’m off.
my personal library
The original four-track version from 1989. Used to have this on mp3, which somehow vanished or rotted out over the years. Was way past time for a hard copy. I believe there’s a 2 LP reissue with bonus tracks being released imminently, but getting a turntable and storing new vinyl would be Bad News for me, and I’m happy with the original of this classic.
I used to have a lot of Eliane Radigue on mp3, but I looked the other day and it all seems to have vanished somehow. Digital rot, right? So now I’m starting a collection rebuild on CD. Decided to start here. Hugely important composer.
(Same went for Pauline Oliveros, which repair is also now commenced.)
The phrase Selva Oscura draws its root from Dante’s Inferno. Literally translated as “twilight forest,” it metaphorically speaks to both those who find themselves on the unfamiliar path and more explicitly the nature of losing one’s way in place and time.
Each of the extended pieces on this record maps an acoustic topography that draws on the concept of drifting into the strange familiar. The works each dwell in an ever shifting, yet fundamentally constant state of unfolding. As one sound fades away, another is revealed in its place, creating a sense of an eternal reveal.
I’m in haunted hyperspace with the mist and the trees and life is good
Does what it says on the tin.
From Mark Williamson, who, as Spaceship, made the recent marvellous OUTCROPS. I tell you, if I ever go north, it will be purely because of the music coming out of the local affiliated New Weird Britain of late.
Yes, seriously. It’s amazing.
Weirdly minimal, weirdly massive.
And, yes, I realise that buying a recording of speakers and a vacuum cleaner may be Peak Me.