My 1993 duo recording with American sound artist, Michael Northam will be released by Russian label, Faria Records this Winter as “An Opening Of The Earth : Recovered”. The label approached me to reissue the original recordings, but after listening back to the digital captures of the original four track tapes, I suggested that a reworking of the material for this new release could be a more interesting project.
The Faria Records releases come in a nice card folder with 3 postcards. I’ve been working with Michael on the new package, which will use original print images by artist, Peter Jackman, plus reassembled graphics which evoke the style of the previous release.Â The electro-acoustic improvisations are still loaded with atmosphere and fantastic sonic textures, though somewhat rearranged, tweaked and rebalanced for the new CD. Here’s what Darren Bergstein said in I/E about the original release:
“….excavating the sonic crust with heavy synthesised drones, trebly buzzes and popping bursts of sound……eerie as hell.”Â
The masters for this new CD go to the factory in St. Petersburg tomorrow! Here’s a sample of one of the new mixes: