HIPGRAVE, CHRISTOPHER - NO GREATER HERO THAN THE LEAST PLANT THAT GROWS (CD)


"Christopher Hipgrave is one of the great enigmas of the modern ambient-electronic scene in the UK. In 2009 he released his debut 'Day' to critical acclaim, but in the five years since then only quietly released his fantastic 'Slow, With Pages Of Fluttering Interference' on Low Point, as well as creating the excellent standalone 'Ambient' software which had Sound On Sound of all people getting all giddy. 'No greater hero than the least plant that grows' tonally follows on perfectly from where 'Day' left us six years ago. Whilst 'Day' seemed to take us through the calmness and poetry of a single day's movements, this latest release chooses to look a little deeper, possibly from looking up in the sky ('Day'), now to the ground and deeper ('No greater hero than the least plant that grows') within the viewer. This is very evident when we start much where our single day left off with the opening track 'Not enough of nothing'. Yet the simple order of the day from this previous work is changed as soon as we hit 'Suggesting the embrace of chaos' as the new work continues full circle to 'The chaos of embrace (et vice versa ad infinitum)'. Unlimited to a single day this time, the eternal continuity of this 'More beautifully, etc.' cycle is a deeply affecting work of art that goes beyond the moment, to give the auditory accompaniment to a journey of nothingness in the purest and deepest of ways; a journey of pure emotion, sensation, and feeling; a journey without judgement or set direction. The fragility of this dream-like reality is staggeringly beautiful, and the enigma that is Christopher Hipgrave has created a very real classic." (label info) CD comes in single recycled card insert placed inside 7" locally cultivated washi cover, including unique vintage slide and photograph
in stock | UK| 2015| HOME NORMAL | 12.90


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