Thursday, 22 June 2017
Ultra-limited Edition of 34 hand dubbed cassettes on Psoma Psi Phi.
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A black 90-minute cassette tape with printed white side labels, a clear plastic poly case and custom decals. Contains the full, unabridged 90-minute TTMSubtree album, with three more tracks not present in the digital version. Dubbed at White Pillar Workshop with source AIF files running from a Fiio X5 into an Alesis TapeLink deck.
Includes unlimited streaming of TTMSubtree via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
Noyzelab is one of several active aliases of David Burraston, a synthesist and sonic tinkerer with far too many references to list. All you need to know is that Burraston explores possibilities in not just sound, but also programming, mathematics and nature. His work has taken him all over the world, to do workshops, residencies and mentorships with everyone from Richard D. James to Chris Watson, and led him to issue his recordings with such imprints as Important Records, Taiga and MEDS, among many others.
He has graciously agreed to issue some of (what we consider) his very best work at Psoma Psi Phi, and for this occasion, we have furnished Burraston with his very own subcatalog at the label, simply titled NYZ. NYZ releases will exist on both cassette and CD-R formats, depending on the recordings in question, and will be fairly limited physical affairs in conjunction with open editions of "abridged" digital versions. This allows everyone to familiarize themselves with Burraston's work freely, while also rewarding those who support the imprint (by purchasing physical media) with additional and unedited content.
For NYZ-I, Burraston gives us TTMSubtree, a 90-minute cassette of wavering tones that shift in and out of focus, playing the frequency spectrum like a sedate keyboard. Over time, these tones gradually grow and recede in their individual voices, overlapping to produce alien forms inside the drone. Aspects of the release become more isolated and still as the recordings play forward, with moments that even sound like metal bells hanging on a telephone wire in an abandoned town, softly blown against each other by the wind. The final 35-minute closing piece is perhaps the most striking of all - a warm gusting breath of a glossy chordal tone, forever cycling through a barely decaying orbit...omnipresent and yet completely abandoned in the same instance.
TTMSubtree is a stunning debut release for Psoma Psi Phi, and truly we are honored to have Burraston issuing his work with us. For newcomers, Burraston's work here is recommended for fans of Eliane Radigue, Eleh, Mika Vainio, Richard Chartier and others of their ilk.
Released June 21, 2017
W/P by David Burraston. Cover design by Brian Grainger. Logo by Noyzelab, used with permission. This is Psoma Psi Phi number NYZ-I, first in the NYZ subcatalog of works exclusively by David Burraston.
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