The word “Forlorn” is defined as: “abandoned, lost, ruined, doomed for destruction”. In some way, that sums up a lot about the mood of 2020-2021.
We all felt abandoned and lost to a certain degree, in all of our own, various ways. I certainly did, and I thought one aspect that was the most abandoned was my sense of time. It’s as though “time” had abandoned me. or was it the other way around? Maybe I was abandoning time!
My own solution to this recent forlorn feeling is to go on long hikes in forests around this area in which I live. Ideally I want to get lost in my thoughts, and occasionally physically lost.
Getting lost seems to be the main goal and intention of my musical work over the past 30 years. I have an ambition to see how I can get the listener to feel as lost as possible within my sounds and noise.
Have you ever been lost in a forest all alone at night without any lighting? I have, and what a great feeling! I try to translate these experiences in the form of my music. A big gigantic dark forest of drones and noise to get lost in.
released April 1, 2022
Composed and performed by Daniel Menche
Mastered by Lawrence English at Negative Space
Do you yearn - as I do - for deep-earth seismic rumbles, rough-hewn howling echoes, and densely packed scraping slabs of darker-than-vantablack drone ambient? If so, Material Interstices is pure bliss. Uneasy listening writ large! Prepare for a harrowing slow-mo odyssey unearthing ever-deeper layers of the shadow self. Each track blends seamlessly into the next. Calibrate your subwoofer properly, kill the lights, and let this delicious release sink into your bone marrow. Danica Swanson