FH068 Paco Sala – ‘The Silent Seaso’ C41
“The Silent Season is the net result of a full tibiofemoral dislocation, a lot of surgery, a lot of really heavy drugs, a seemingly open-ended period of housebound isolation & a subsequent hazy regression to roots and influences. The Silent Season is a fever-dream, embodying the period of physical stasis & marking a shift from the outsider pop structures of previous releases. Here instead the duo employ delirious, morphing synth structures intertwined with semi-lucid samples and haunting vocals. All tracks were recorded in improvised sessions over the course of January 2016, before being shared for finishing touches in Berlin. Tracks are presented inclusive of the players’ errors, recording mistakes & creative decisions made without reference to consequence.”
FH069 Curved Light – ‘Vast and Infinite’ C31
Expansive, psychedelic, fourth world: these all describe the particular creative resonance that is Curved Light. Vast and Infinite is culled from four years of thinking about (and creating the sonic landscape around) such principles, resulting in the stellar sequence of compositions within. These modular synth and guitar creations, un-tethered to any sort of beat save their internal gravity and structure, showcase the degree to which exceptional sound design can become just as expressive, moving, and symphonic as terrestrial composition. Curved Light is the solo project of Peter Tran: with a record also dropping soon on Austin’s Holodeck Records, he’s sure to blow up fast.