ELECTRIC SEWER AGE / AURAL RAGE - CONTEMPLATING NOTHINGSNESS / SVAY PAK (2LP)


one per customer "Electric Sewer Age's "Contemplating Nothingness" is a lysergic tapestry culled from the deep end of the collective pop cultural unconscious. The project was originally started anonymously by the late Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson together with Coil affiliate and seasoned remixer Danny Hyde, who continued the project together with John Deek, who passed away in 2013. "Contemplating Nothingness" is the third release by Electric Sewer Age and the second one that Hyde finished alone. Having previously been only available on CD, it is now re-released by the Hallow Ground on vinyl. With his work as Electric Sewer Age, Hyde explores the vast open space between the dark psychedelic aesthetics that he has helped establishing together with John Balance and his long-time collaborate Christopherson with a postmodernist approach that is deeply rooted in studio practice and sampling. On "Contemplating Nothingness", disembodied voices mingle with subdued rhythms, muffled harmonies or menacing string themes. Over just a little bit more than half an hour, Hyde conjures up traditional and contemporary production techniques and genres like plunderphonics, Leyland Kirby's V/VM project or early vaporwave, all while retaining his singular voice. Throbbing industrial gives way to jazz-inflected quasi-rap, autotune balladry and ethno ambient, before closing on eerily alienated synth pop sounds and a stunning exercise in psychedelic minimalism. special edition, strictly limited bundle together with "Svay Pak", Hyde's 2011 EP (numbered edition of 100 copies, handmade cover) under his Aural Rage moniker. It's an uncanny collection of songs that range from sentimental ballads to laid-back and dubinfluenced trip hop that not so much borders on the absurd as it joyfully plunges into it." (label info)
in stock | CH| 2020| HALLOW GROUND | 69.90


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