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Pierrot Lunaire :: Lantern Floating Vessel

$6 CAD
Pierrot Lunaire :: Lantern Floating Vessel
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Pierrot Lunaire :: Lantern Floating Vessel

$6 CAD
From the Fadeaway Tapes Website:

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these diverse and discrete pieces of free saxophone shapes, soft tones, disembodied voices and amplified atmospherics suggest an alluring unifying logic. and what is sought with this logic is a sort of ascent. (edition of 100; pro-dubbed, pro-printed)

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Foxy Digitalis Love:

Pierrot Linaire’s Lantern Floating Vessel exists outside of any one genre and ventures deep into dark and sinister territory. With fits of hallucinatory saxophone wails, amplified walls of harrowed voice and a demented sense of production, Linaire presents a fried synthesis of noise, drone, free jazz, ambient and even a bit of musique concrète thrown in for good measure.  Any other artist’s attempt at such an extended list of singular genres could easily fall flat on their face, but Linaire presents his sounds with a sort of frayed intensity that surpasses half-baked attempts or amateur experiments.  Opening track “Depthless Channels” captures the surreal imagery of Jodorowsky with the frantic sax sketches of Albert Ayler’s most transcendental recordings all while distilling the chaos down to three minutes of unbridled flare.  Disembodied vocal howls clash and mesh with the squeals, raising tension higher and higher before collapsing into “The Possibility,” a quieter song that slows down a bit that doesn’t break the taut mood.  As the longest song in the brief set, the melody and chords take a couple minutes to naturally form out of the heap of distorted tones and shapeless notes.  But when the song finally finds itself and breaks for a few seconds of a sustained note, you’re left with pure beauty in dissonance.  Songs like “The Possibility” and “Foolish Grin” are much akin to shadowy bedroom recording artists like Lee Noble in particular, with in-the-red recording levels, cheap instruments and an intent to unsettle the listener with masterful control of a lo-fi recording setup.  Epic drones and stormy effects are realized with a minimal arsenal of maybe a guitar or two and a simple keyboard.  Distortion and feedback are everything.  It’s tapes like this that keep the cassette culture going. - Bobby Power