Bird From the Abyss (2 x Tape)
Bloodred c60 + c40 tapes, handstamped / inked in black
Handcut, dyed + scored custom chipboard O-cards / insert
Handstamped red 8.5″ by 8.5″ insert with black lettering
Handnumbered & stamped in roman numerals
Screenprinted artwork by D.S. Ciarán
There is a stench here so old that it rids the body of any uncertainty. It is a comfortable rapture. The stench comes not from distant swamps, putrescent and green in their small wakes, or the mounds of bone matter and meat made dust underfoot. This waft of hidden and yet all-too demanding treasures lifts itself steadily from the bated, beating wings of the Bird, on its eternal voyage somewhere far past home.
Utilising both analogue synthesis and a dynamic range of acoustic instrumentation, Bird From the Abyss’ Matias Aaltonen crafts definitively archaic compositions and flawlessly timed improvisations steeped in universal mystery. The tectonic movements developing and unfolding from these unholy hymns mold and fold into one another, cutting clear marks across certain borders while blurring any known remnants of others.
This eponymous opus combines three previously-released and long out of print EPs (I, II & III), a track created as an ‘electronic synthesiser installation’ (Electric Forest), and two previously unreleased tracks.