01 – A Visual Record Of Scratches Reflecting On Time
02 – A Structured Removal, The Balance Of The Pulse
03 – Collections Of Relational Introspections
04 – Altered Instruments, The Removal Of Time
05 – Entering The Library Of Collapsed Moments
06 – The Somber Space Of A Word
07 – Watching From Within The Library Of Melancholy Gestures
Disc 2 :
01 – A Circulated Compendium Of Machinic Thoughts
02 – The Lie Of The Perfect Empty Set
03 – Slow Motioning Through Scattered Reflections
04 – The Reflections Inherent To A Chosen Room
05 – The Machinic Exhale
06 – The Sea’s Enfolded Signatures
07 – The Illusive Space Of A Thought
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The compilation features 12 tracks from some of the globe’s most talented sound-designers. It is a subtly rewarding headphone listen from start to finish; curated and ordered to purposefully induce a state of sleep. Starting off minimally, gradually gathering tone and atmosphere, the experience goes on without ever boiling over or reaching a crescendo. Parts of the album are light and restful whereas traces of it tread darker territory. All in all, the imagery that the album conjurs sits perfectly as a soundtrack to the dreams one experiences during a nights sleep.
This 44 minute piece may structurally resemble a classical composition – divided as it is into several interlocking stanzas – but it’s difficult to place it comfortably within the realm of modern music. If anything, ‘The Rest….’ evokes the otherwordly, fantastical obsessions of the Victorians (Conan Doyle, Lear, Grandville, Wellcome, etc) through means of meticulously manipulated instrumentation, samples and voice.Plinth, of course, is no stranger to Victoriana.
Includes a 40 minute bonus CD, The Hilton, featuring previously unreleased material: It might not have been so long since Jeff Witscher released his debut ‘proper’ album under the Rene Hell moniker, but he’s kept himself busy in the interim all the same…