Gigante Sound label leaders Dominic Cramp (Borful Tang, Lord Tang, Qulfus, Evangelista) and Jared Blum (Blanketship, Beaks Plinth, Talking Book w/ Bill Gould) in an electronic release of classically inspired cosmic sound.
Contours and Colours
Label: Gigante Sound
Released in: USA
"The latest Vulcanus 68 release Contours and Colours and it is quite a departure from their previous ones. This time around the creative minds behind the Gigante Sound label; Dominic Cramp (Borful Tang, Lord Tang, Qulfus, Evangelista) and Jared Blum (Blanketship, Beaks Plinth, Talking Book w/ Bill Gould) have left the moulded basement and dusty lo fi musique concrete chambers by leaping up to solar clouds with this classically inspired sonicly cosmic album.
Full of repeating motifs, layered Melotron melodies, bits of percussion, acoustic instrument treatments, boys choir, blurry droneage and manipulated vinyl and cassettes; this is music left over from an abandoned Russian planetarium spectacular! Where solar flares and milky ways map their way across the domed sphere and large chunks of a space crunk crack and explode in silence.
Originally recorded and sourced from a single "jam" session on April 23rd 2010, it wasn't until a full year later that the group revisited the stellar solar session and began editing the hours of sounds which finally became Contours and Colours. As Blum was working on the debut release for The Talking Book, Blum's collaboration with Faith No More's Bill Gould, and Cramp with Carla Bozulich's Evangelista on their latest release, In Animal Tongue; ideas and experiences from those collaborations seeped their way into the construction of the records. A real intent emerged to keep and even accentuate the melodic sensibility from the original session, a much different path than their first two records. There was also a renewed interest in experiencing a collection of music rather than small unrelated pieces.
Keeping the feel of disc as a live recording rather than one of over editing, looping and processing, the final product has a sense of sonic weight and space...a heavy dose of sub harmonics, solitary seventies- style synths and Clavinets that lay beside wobbly pianos and flutes all warped together as single continuous movement and pace taking you on a journey to somewhere else's.
Recommended supplemental sonic pairing:Vangelis- Bladerunner soundtrack or Albedo 0.39 i Eduard Artemiev- Solaris OSTKlaus Schulze- IrrlichtBasil Kirchin- QuantumStellar OM Source- Trilogy SelectSteve Halpern - Rain MeditationTom Recchion- Chaotica
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Label: Gigante Sound
Catalog ID: Giga 024
Squidco Product Code: 15477
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve
Recorded on April 23rd, 2010.
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1. The Monochrome Canon I 2:18
2. Carmen's Whistle 2:50
3. Piano Roto 3:54
4. Landowska 2:46
5. The Monochrome Canon II 0:45
6. Contours And Colours 4:40
7. Silent Spring 7:18
8. Francis Cutting 2:09
9. The Monochrome Canon III 1:49
10. Melancholy Gaillard 3:31