. cyclobe - the visitors .
(2001 phantom code omco 02) cd-r promo
01 00:02:00 13:55:04 sentinels 02 13:57:04 04:05:04 brightness falls from the air 03 18:02:08 08:59:72 first memorable conversation with a chimera 04 27:02:05 02:58:32 if you want to see that is nothing left 05 30:00:37 06:32:18 strix nebulosa 06 36:32:55 08:34:01 the body feels light and wants to fly 07 45:06:56 11:03:66 replaced by his constellation cd 56:08:47all music written and produced by cyclobe:
stephen thrower & simon norris
calina de la mare - violin on tracks 2 and 4
sarah willson - celo on tracks 2 and 4
ossian brown - hurdy-gurdy on track 1 / diple on track 5
additional production on track 5 by thighpaulsandra
recorded at strange hotel, north london. completed autumn equinox 2001
a phantom code recording. (p) ouroubouros 2001 (c) cyclobe 2001
mastered by denis blackham at country masters
. UnicaZürn - temporal bends .
(09.2009 uzu music uz01 / 5029385987787) cd
01 00:02:00 25:11:27 the temporal bends i. shin of shadows ii. tunnel iii. timefrieze iv. black glass mask 02 25:13:27 05:20:73 nautilus 03 30:34:25 15:12:16 six fabulous mutilations 04 45:46:41 01:46:32 jack sorrow cd 47:30:73david knight - synthesizers, organ, guitar
stephen thrower - keyboards, saxophone, clarinet
danielle dax - lyrics and voice on 'jack sorrow'
recorded - battersea, north london, and the east sussex coast
Stephen Thrower (Cyclobe; Coil) David Knight (Arkkon; Shock Headed Peters; Lydia Lunch)
Both are also members of the improvisation group The Amal Gamal Ensemble.
With guest vocals by Danielle Dax.
Composed from recordings and improvisations made between 2004-2009, by the banks of the Thames and the East Sussex coast, Temporal Bends is a journey through time, and a dive into the depths. Recording sessions throughout have been accompanied by the spectre of water; slow currents or lapping waves, windows of streaming rain, seashore horizons. Temporal Bends is aquatic, coastal music, connecting UnicaZürn’s experience of the rivers and seas of England with the micro-waterways of memory and the mind, through decompression and dehydration to full flood and saturation. The oceans and estuaries of late evenings past and yet to come.
UnicaZürn’s core musical instrumentation is processed electric guitar, clarinet and saxophone. Knight is renowned for his pulverising fretwork in Shock Headed Peters, and his cavernous guitar treatments in Arkkon; Thrower’s reed playing provided a distinctive ‘free-melancholy’ in Coil and emerges as electro-acoustic texture in Cyclobe. To this duophonic arrangement, UnicaZürn add copious analogue synthesizer, mellotron and piano, with influences echoing back through Tangerine Dream’s early albums to the VCS3 days of Roxy Music.
UnicaZürn offer a deeply immersive music which hovers at the brink of abstraction, seeking to conjure at that threshold fantastical coastlines and subterranean narratives in the mind’s eye.
Available to order from: www.cyclobe.com, www.arkkon.com.
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