I didn’t think I’d ever make a banger. This is a proud moment for me.
Chilling out after school to cinder and bone. Thoughts -
Initially read the title as cider and bone which would have been A VERY different record.
The first track gave me flashbacks to playground duty. Cheers for that.
Thereafter it’s been wonderful. Having enough space to get lost in but enough going on for it not to get stale is such a tricky thing to pull off on a record like this and you manage it wonderfully.
Haha! Sorry man - I was trying to recreate the memory of waking up at noon after a heavy night on red wine when there were kids playing out in the field across from my flat. That feeling of being completely out of step with a world drifting on by without you. As you do.
Thanks for the kind words, the reception it’s got on here has been incredibly heartwarming.
I have only one fully functioning ear but the right channel is sounding fierce so far, @colossalhorse
It’s reminding me a bit of break times during my old primary school days, during a grey day. There was a weird shipping container that was always cool to hide round the back of
I suggest listening on headphones all the way through, then swapping the right and left headphones over and re-listening. That will give you the full VFoS experience.
(can I also be extremely self-indulgent and wanky and say that reading the description on the Bandcamp page makes it sound like a thematic cousin to my album)
For the full VFOS experience I recommend being a little too drunk laying on your sofa while a cat sits on your chest and looks disdainfully at the noise leaking from your headphones.
(It’s a pretty wanky bandcamp description tbf. I hope to hear that soon - if I have one criticism of our labels output this year it’d be ‘not enough Mute Branches.’
Also drunk hermit ambient is the new punk pass it on. )
OH YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHIN YET
Breaking News on Pitchfork: Disintegration State Artists Ignite Feud Over Who Can Write The Wankiest Description
the way the rhythms work against the swelling swirling sounds underneath on ‘Throwing Hexes’ is evoking the tone of Succour by Seefeel, but more kind of “fluid” and like you’re sinking into a weird TV snow world
Oh shit son, you best not step to me in a wank-off.
No, wait, let me rephrase that…
Disintegrated Kleenex (DS069)
I’m on the last track now. This is great; one of those ambient-ish tracks I love where it has what you and all your pals love about ambient music (the lingering within a certain mood) and yet at the same time a very perceivable sense of progression, with neither of 'em contradicting one another
smashing ay it like
also mad flange there
See reading that makes it sound like something I absolutely want to listen to. It being about my little song is bizarre.
Did the spoken word thing make any sense at all? That was a last minute inclusion and I’m really not sure it needed to be there.
It worked for me. (Couldn’t make out what it was, possibly in part bc of this ear). Reminded me a bit of Burial, or more specifically that same sorta club sounds + isolation tone. It felt like a suitable addition either way, like suitably weird to hear a human voice
Yeah I think my urge to mask my voice made it hard to pick out any words. Probably should have waited until I had a better mic before I tried that as well tbf…
I thought this was the label group chat as well. Rampant public self indulgence/self doubt is the mark of a Cool and Interesting guy right? Right.