Drowning The Virgin Silence – Monument [CDr]

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Drowning The Virgin Silence – Monument [CDr]

5.00

Label: Hologram Label

Year: 2016

Format: CDr

I’ll be forthright here—I was ready to to not be so into this the moment I deduced that it was primarily a drone disc. I’ve already got stacks of unopened Kevin Drumm downloads named after months piled up in my inbox, so It’s safe to say I have not been in the mood for some long, sustained tones for some time; it’s rare that I want to sit down and get lost in a sea of immersive drift—I’d prefer to be working the oars a little more, doing some on-the-fly cartography. You, on the other hand, may be in the market for some slowly evolving, electrified cloud ambience. Having given Monument a couple honest listens, there is a little more going on here than I was willing to see at first. Rougher textures shuffling beneath the surface and acoustic resonances come into play which push this closer to an elongated version of the most cascading part of one of Luc Ferrari’s electronic compositions, or Rafael Toral’s early, performer-driven sustain pieces that modulate frequently and have a similar aura of aviation. Divided into three phases, each occupying a distinct space and becoming increasingly more active, there's a narrative journey ghosted in the close frequencies. Drowning the Virgin Silence avoids being an absentee manager by introducing enough new elements that I’m convinced there must have some vision in mind, as opposed to an endeavor based on simply setting up the oscillators and letting them go play. However, Monument does have some undeniable traits that put it in line with a lot of sleep-centric, meditative drone works. Even though I, personally, may not have the time to feel as if I’ve lost time, you might be in need of such a lift. Here’s a nice one.

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full color linen paper pocket sleeve and pro printed cdr. edition of 100