“I like being a step removed – from the sounds I’m producing, the forms I’m constructing. Playing very high up, into screaming wind, the sound can only dissipate and be consumed. It can feel like day-dreaming.
The assemblage of this music began on the Greek island of Syros, during a residency called Sounding Paths. It was completed within the following weeks, in Berlin and Tokyo, using field recordings, DX7, synths and guitar.
I’m focussing on re-contextualising the guitar’s material, which always feels very close and familiar. The environments are shaped by sounds from many sources.
I had Phil Houghton in mind when I was finishing this music.
pure essence of travel. transitioning from crowds in public centres to extended dream sequences reminiscent of watching everything pass by, looking out the window of a train. everything flows perfectly and each overlapping moment complements another.
i first listened to this in may, during a trip in rural quebec. i played it every day while driving by towering rock structures and minuscule, isolated communities. i still listen almost every day now as well.
best album of the year by far ethan van iderstine