Handcrafted 7″x 5″ Case & Glass Mastered CD / Limited to 150 Hand-numbered Editions / Download code
‘Psalms for the Sunder’ thrives in opposing extremes. As the title suggests, ‘Psalms for the Sunder’ is a study of downfall and collapse. The work explores the boundaries, the desolation and despair, among the edges of things come undone. In that tension and space it finds not only cacophony, violence and decay, but also bittersweetness and calm.
If all this sounds a bit intense, you may do well to just have a listen or duck out now. As this is not the safe path to Yo-Yo-Ma style laments, gracefully pondering some past love affair. ‘Psalms…’ takes a far more rugged approach, an ugly retelling of the human condition, utilizing the cello not only for its beauty, but also for its aggressively commanding sensibilities.
Packaged in the standard ADS smokey blue A6 envelopes with 4″x6″ prints…
Berlin-based Canadians Aidan Baker & Leah Buckareff, both of doomgaze husband/wife guitar/bass duo NADJA, finally deliver the long-awaited special string-less diptych release.
Drones were strictly created from cymbals (Baker) & accordion (Buckareff). Both 20-minute piece on its separate 3″ mini-disc are meant to stand alone and played simultaneously together to create a fuller drone ensemble. A version of that mix is available for download.
The breathing heavy/heavy breathing themes are again illustrated by the same commissioned Aural Diptych series artists Elayne Safir & Meryem Yildiz.
This, the deluxe version comes in an edition of only 70 copies. Each of these hand altered black digipaks comes collaged, punched and inlayed inside and out with antique, ornate silkscreened Spanish cork wallpapers…even the spine! Like the digipak itself the black, double sided hand printed and punched textual insert has had all edges blacked out as well. The digipak itself comes in an extensively hand stamped, hole punched, inked and diagrammed translucent envelope…also included in each is a 75 year old page of hand drawn and written diagrams and text. While Get Lost was all about the maps… In Circles is all about the diagrams…in your mind!
Deluxe limited version of 100 copies comes in the form of a”faux-rigami” pop up book of sorts, each hand bound with unique antique book covers, and including hand printed/typed inserts, and pop up pages made from the oversized sheets from a 100 year old hand written ledger… all encased in a hand made/stamped black slip case. Insanely labor intensive! See attached pics please!…
Collaborative effort between the Russian trio Night Shift, and the main man behind Finnish band Ous Mal, Olli Aarni. An incredibly inventive sampledelic mash up of Russian folk melody, filmic referenced dialogue, field recordings and crushed and twisted electronic nuances, this cerebrally manipulative release is not one to be missed!
Night Shift and Olli Aarni have made a record that is dramatic and playful, is woozy with histories ,and sharp with awareness of its own strengths. Track it down while you can, highly recommended. – Fluid Radio