UK based sound artist Delusi delivers through his debut physical release Cataclysmia a series of vigorous soundscapes filled with glitch oriented cuts alongside pulsing waves of carefully crafted distortion.
The album is dynamic and full in scope though not invasive nor extremely harsh. Delusi rather creates a certain emotional solace from his own presentation of chaos.
"Cataclysmia appropriately bridges the gap between the unsettling and the familiar, with organic sounds mingling with unearthly ambiance. While many of the frequencies Delusi shares with the listener are euphoric, their humming and crackling brings to mind dying stars exploding with one last radiant finale before achieving an ultimate silence”
— Black Metal & Brews
"Just as apocalyptic warnings are being etched into the sky by meteor trails and patterns of alien light, my skull is being ravaged by all manner of scuttling bugs and electric shocks."
"Sonically expansive and aurally immersive, Delusi’s debut disc makes a solid impression. Cataclysmia represents an artist already on top of his game…”
The Tanuki is the much loved but naughty little racoon dog of Japanese lore. It invited us over to the small farmhouse where it has currently taken up residence. In this serene environment, a small kettle of green tea slowly puttring over the fire, a gentle rain falling outside, it told us of its many pilgrimages through forgotten and slumbering lands far away from the pulsating cities of our times.
In the same manner, we look back on the Japanese influences on Tim Gray, perhaps better known through his Ethernet name. Nine pieces of hypnotizing and slumbering ambient with drone and dub influences.
1. Wind Memories (6:30)
2. North Temple (12:44)
3. Kamo River (7:45)
4. Deserted City (10:50)
5. East Temple (12:14)
6. Windy Neighborhood (7:57)
7. Reversal Of Time (5:45)
8. Rain Spirits (Stones) (5:45)
9. Heart Temple (7:30)
The album Liebestod from Polish composer Stefan Wesolowski consists of repetitive compositions written for piano, brass instruments, strings and electronics. Featuring a cameo by Michael Jacaszek.
The title itself is derived from Wagner’s “Tristan and Isolde” which says a lot about Wesolowski’s primary inspirations. Liebestod shows a tremendous amount of respect for classical music but Wesolowski is far from making literal references to it. Wesolowski shows his own unique musical language; rough and radical at some points, yet full of intense nostalgia and beauty.
Recommended if you like: Arvo Part, Steve Reich, William Basinski, Jacaszek
Recorded in Old Town Hall, Academy of Music in Gdansk & on the baltic coast and at home in Sopot, 2011/2012.
Realised with the financial support of The Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Mayor of Gdansk, Marshal of Pomorskie Voivodeship and City Culture Institute.