Housed in a heavy stock, handcrafted 7″ x 5″ book-style case with download card for the album in high quality format. Edition of 150 copies!
‘Hymn Binding’ is the pair’s third album as From the Mouth of the Sun, and their first for US label, Lost Tribe Sound. The album is teeming with all the soul-stirring character one has come to expect from their work together. The long form crescendos built from Martin’s mournful strings and vast array of acoustic instrumentation are a perfect compliment to Rosenqvist’s delicate piano melodies, humming electronics, and waves of warm static.
At the core, From the Mouth of the Sun’s sound is comprised of cello, piano, acoustic guitars, lap steel, banjo, ukulele and pump organ. Yet with ‘Hymn Binding’ they’ve allowed those acoustic sources to change shape, at times turning them into something that more resembles synths or digitally rendered sounds. They do this, not as a means of disguising them, or really wanting them to sound like synths, but to bring out new layers from already existing timbres.
Deluxe version comes in an edition of 100 copies. Each of these is comprised of a hinged, modified/collaged/printed 5″ reel to reel tape box. The cut out lid is collaged with pages from a 100 year old book on Lepidoptera, with the cut out forming a sort of an ancient and tattered specimen box, and revealing a two sided, quadra folded 5″ x 19″ print. Printed on Moab rag natural 300# paper, one side is printed from a detailed 3 dimensional scan, and the other is stamped with butterflies, each hand colored with leaves and flowers. In the box and beneath the print, comes the factory pressed disc in picture sleeve, and a hand numbered textual insert, all on a bed of mounting material…
Here’s something you don’t see everyday!
Album comes as a 4GB USB card that has 8 tracks totaling almost 4 hours of music in high quality (2116 kbps) AIFF files. Also includes a HD video for the track Water And Me made by Ross Wood and Laura Maclean. – Top stuff!
The CD (Not a CD-R) (Limited Edition of 100) comes housed in a hand-aged linen cloth bound book. The linen cover is backed with archival mulberry paper and bound over high quality and heavyweight archival book board. Cover art is printed to canvas and stitched. The interior is lined with hand made banana bark paper, lokta and mulberry paper. Each limited edition is hand numbered…
Through the hypnotic fog that is the music of Cock and Swan lurks a strange energy, feeling one part sinister and two parts innocent. Yet, it reveals itself in subtle uneasy layers of blissfully haunting melodies as you clamber further into the dank outlands that entrench their sound.
Limited edition run of just 120 full glass-mastered CDs, coming in a thick card gatefold sleeve, each one screenprinted in two colours, individually numbered and sewn together, enclosing a fold-out double-sided screenprinted insert.
The latest record on Tartaruga is the second full-length from Max Bondi. A departure of sorts from previous work, the album is an exploration of constraint, limitations, and repetition. Fragments of sound fold in upon themselves, constructing subtle patterns and melodies which overlay, interfere and diverge, varying from dense clusters of pulsing frequencies to torrents of cascading electronic notes.
This is uncompromising machine music, but with a melodic edge, rhythmical but irregular, ‘electrical’ rather than electronic. The record develops over the course of ten tracks, each one building up on top of the previous in successive waves.