The Woodlander’s Index EP is a unique release on Wist Rec with all 100 copies being made of a different species of wood, no two alike. Are you a oak man or a yew lass? Hardwood or soft? Should trees be considered a crop?
Each copy of the Woodlander’s Index will also contain:
– a 3″ CD – a 3″ DVD with foresting videos from Joshua Rogers (HBO, NASA) – an individualized “woods of the world” fact card – wise words from Philip Larkin
Not enough? Well, for every copy sold a tree will be planted in the Atlantic Forests of Brazil as part of the Nature Conservancy project “Plant a Billion Trees”.
These six tracks were recorded during a week of seclusion in a house deep in the woods of Northern Ontario with portions recorded in a cabin in the Gatineau region of Quebec. The recordings include various sample sources including goats and birds in Switzerland, a choir featuring Kuepfer’s parents, and wolves from the Aspden Valley Wildlife Sanctuary near Rousseau, Ontario.
Pascal Savy returns with further deconstructions and the application of fairly mind bending physics and philosophies to composition (rhizome, phase differentiation and deterritorialization) – namely the use of erosion, decay, control (or lack of), connectivity & heterogeneity, tonal mutations and cross pollination to allow his works to organically grow with lives of their own.
The four tracks within are really rather lovely representations and interpretations of this processing style which include a kit and source list of: A couple of piano samples recorded in a disused Norfolk windmill (hang on… a piano…in a windmill?) plucked and bowed guitar, processed sine waves, FM synth, a self-oscillating analogue filter, a turntable, monome and handheld recorder with found sounds from a French church and Kew Gardens….nice!
Limited edition run of 65 3″ CD-R’s on hand stamped recycled packaging…
Lunar Miasma is the alias of Panos Alexiadis. Passage To The Unknown is a lush synth based trip into the cosmos. Think Tangerine Dream fucked on MDMA soundtracking a NASA mission exploring the outer reaches of the galaxy. Dreamy!