(Kye - KYE11) LP $15.00 (Out-of-stock)
Five-part electro-acoustic study by London-based sound architect Luke Younger (Birds of Delay) that uses processed piano, Casio MT-40, cymbal and guitar strings to explore fringe territories. Glacial drone meditations, reconfigured gamelan clusters, and howling walls of organized feedback coalesce in classic UK post-industrial fashion. Full color sleeve with insert. Numbered edition of 400.
To An End
(Alter - ALT01) LP $20.00 (Out-of-stock)
The debut solo album from Luke Younger (also known as half of Birds of Delay) combines field recordings, tape loops, percussion, and electronics (among other things) in a tense and daunting audio tapestry. Properties of the album’s surreal environment of confusion and alienation are reminiscent of the concrete and sound poetry work of Charles Amirkhanian or Bengt Hambraeus; field recordings and mysterious tape audio swell in and out of the mix, and soft washes of white noise float delicately on the surface of an infinite curious hum. A sense of unease simultaneously locks in with an aura of beauty, both worlds compromising to share a space with each other in an extended phantom tone. The long excursion into a wash of calm tone could float away forever. As profound as the discovery of pure silence or the sound of a massive skyscraper collapsing to the ground. It's not about size but about overbearing weight, of which this album carries loads. Edition of 300.