Deluxe, limited version, in an edition of just 70 copies, comes as sort of “case file”…something that might be found hanging at the foot of a patient’s hospital bed. Each of these files is made from an antique, art deco photo folder, of varying shapes and sizes. Each file contains a photo of a particular patient, with a vintage glass, brain specimen slide hinged and overlaid on it. Each has stapled in it some papers of said patient…vintage medical forms,handwritten sheet music, original mimeographed poetry sheets, notes from books on the study of the brain, sagittal section diagrams of their brain as well, and other ephemera appropriate to the case. The outer files are hand stamped, labelled and notated. Each contains a factory pressed disc in an inner envelope, in a cotton sleeve.
Walden Pond's Monk is the brand new album from Portuguese musician and composer Tiago Sousa. Following the limited vinyl-only album InsÃ³nia released in 2009 on German label Humming Conch, Walden Pond's Monk is the first album from Sousa released worldwide on both CD and LP formats.
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.
Haruki is the pseudonym of composer/sonic artist Boris Snauwaert from Ghent, Belgium, who creates sonic environments through the precise, meditated amalgamation of a diverse variety of sounds, both musical and non-musical. In any given track Haruki combines any or all sound sources; field recordings, acoustic instruments, acoustic noises, found samples, sampled instruments and so on.