R. MILLIS

Relief

(Helen Scarsdale - HMS025) LP $15.00 (Out-of-stock)

Uncommon solo work by a Climax Golden Twin and noted globe-trotting, time-traveling curator of esoterica. Millis's fever dream of blurred harmonics and ethnomusicological spelunking repeatedly returns to variations on a peculiar yet beautifully serpentine drone, whose twinkling acoustic properties meld the hallucinatory mouth-music of the Bangladeshi Murung people and the curved air hypnosis of Terry Riley. Millis bookends and interrupts his mysterious miasma with comedic interludes snatched from antique 78s, maudlin piano tone-clusters, and teleported crescendos of spectral ballroom waltzes. This polyglot raga-drone of daytime somnambulism and psychedelic slipperiness speaks to the uneasy borders at psychological, cultural, and geophysical states of being. Oh, to be a human on this planet. Includes digital download card. TEDIUM HOUSE BEST OF 2013