"an intriguing exercise in minimalist drone, three individual faces of the same concept, long-form flows that evolve as smooth, gently undulating soundjourneys... a superb disk for low-volume looping... let it meld into the background, and see when and how it catches your attention - because it surely will"
John Shanahan, Hypnagogue
CD-R and mp3 download
three audio tracks
total run time 61 minutes
1 setting forth
2 not returning
3 the sombre season [mp3 sample]
NB these recordings have a wide dynamic range
for best results please listen via headphones or a hi-fi system
"a Rothko painting for the ears"
Three spacious, minimalist soundscapes built around lush, sinuous drones and warm bass tones.
The first piece shifts constantly, and has a strong sense of forward motion. The second is monumentally static. The third gently ebbs and flows, suffused with an aching sense of loss.
All were created from pure digital sound, processed and re-processed to give it the lustre, murk and blur of analog.
Track titles are fragments from The Dry Salvages, the third of TS Eliot's Four Quartets.
"Wreckage was made using nothing but digital software
No samples are used. No instrument was 'played'.
I set up the initial conditions and then let the music create itself, only occasionally intervening in the process.
Each piece is essentially 'live' - albeit in virtual space - mixed and edited in real time."
[visitor, february 2009]
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