In the movie “Eternity and A Day” Alexandre makes a deal to buy three words from a refugee child. In making Subsiding my intent was to explore the affects, images and sounds of those words. One of the words was Argathini.
When the album was finished I mistakingly typed Agarthini as the first track’s name, it became an entirely different word. A few days before that; I had a conversation with a few friends about the intentional fallacy and works of Arvo Pärt (the music in this album is heavily influenced by him). It seemed apt to not to change the mistake and remain silent about the words.
LIke tman1015, I am a little scared of this album. It is a deeply shocking and accurate musical portrayal of senile dementia -inasmuch as I've (sadly) observed members of friends and family become gradually subsumed by it.
Yet it is captivating, there are many moments of beauty along the way. I cannot stop going back for another listen.
I wonder if anyone (apart from the artist) has managed to listen all the way through in one sitting. I am not even close to managing yet. Simon Woolf