The new nine-track album from ten was inspired from a two-week trek across the grand and extraordinary landscapes of Alaska. Leeds-based artist and musician Dominic Deane started recording the album in late 2014 with long time collaborator, producer and engineer Ross Halden of ghost town recordings, with mastering by Tim Hann. After a short hiatus from other projects, the record was finally completed over the summer of 2016 and a third ten album was born.
The new ten album takes its title and theme from Jon Krakauser book Into the Wild, a true and tragic story of the late Chris McCandless who in 1992 travelled alone into the Alaskan wild. Deane states that the new album was partly influenced by this story and expresses the new record captures a sonic journey that evolves isolation, beauty and harshness. The new ten album Yukon Youth contains nine tracks (45mins) of moody, dreamy and textural soundscapes that shift unpredictability like the Alaska landscape.
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.
Age of Insects is the result of a series of visits made by Mark and Laura to Stephen’s studio in Virginia between May 2009 and January 2010.
The three improvised around common interests in analog electronics and digital manipulation, field recordings and instrumental performance practice. These recordings presented here feature only minimal editing and post-production, with a primary intent of capturing shared moments of listening and response.
The titles refer to extinct insects—the imagined hum and flutter of their calls, flight and communication.