Tuesday, 22 January 2008

Of - The Buried Stream

Label: Jewelled Antler
Format: CD
Released: 2005

'of' is the moniker of loren chasse (thuja, ov, blithe sons, child readers, coelacanth). his ability to draw sonic properties from a variety of natural sources always make his music an exciting prospect. in 'the buried stream', a multitude of acoustic instrumentation is used throughout, managing to coalesce flawlessly with beautifully considered environmental sound. nothing can quite prepare you for the sheer force and potency of "underground cloud",  it breathes, contorts and pulses as if some kind of (un)holy organism. the record as a whole never settles into a predictable pace and can at times, disturb or terrify (ie. the thick, suffocating drumming in "the jut of rock"). with this work in particular, chasse channels something pure, untamed and all-consuming. one of my favourite jewelled antler releases.


Underground Cloud
The Jut Of Rock
Glowing Prints
The Coral Fungus
Many Marriages
Mud Vowels
The Guidepost


his latest release "the sun & earth together" is now available on ultra hard gel.


Anonymous said...

thanks for posting this. It is absolutely beautiful.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the post--ambient acoustic bliss