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Reece Thomas // Faces In The Rise TAPE

Reece Thomas // Faces In The Rise TAPE

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Reece Thomas, head of the British noise label Vanity Pill Tapes, announced in January 2024 thatUSA / LAThis is a limited edition of 50 cassettes released by the experimental/dance label Jungle Gym.

Contains 6 dreamy ambient to ambient drone songs created as self-care for my own autism and gender identity. DL code included.

The following is a commentary by the writer himself.

"It's an album I recorded in 2018 and was originally created just for me. Despite a more optimistic sonic palette than my other works, 'Faces In The Rise' comes at a very tumultuous time in my life. I had not yet begun to understand my autism, and I was deeply insecure about its existence.My struggle with gender, which was only known to me at the time, was brought into full focus. It was starting to take a toll on my health, and I felt extremely isolated and disconnected from reality. In the place, I was able to relax my mind by watching the tides repeat, absorbing all the sounds, movements, and sensations, and ultimately reconnecting with myself in a way I had never experienced before. Through this album, I discovered the importance of repetitive sounds that give space and structure to my autism. In this stillness, I learned about and within my gender identity. I was able to discover more about the important role played by the coast (and nature in general).

In short, "Faces In The Rise" is about helping nature shape who we are, recreating the texture of the coast through sound and repetition, each element limited only by the barriers we ourselves assign. This is an attempt to acknowledge that the world is vast. "

Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here to see more Jungle Gym Records releases available at Tobira. 

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Includes DL code. Cassette in norelco case. Edition of 50.

Tracklist:

1. Shifting Pathways 04:50
2. Healing 04:46
3. Cerulean Blue 03:49
4. Faces In The Rise 03:45
5. Trusting The Process 02:51
6. Celestial Glare 03:16 

Reece Thomas: 

"Shelved album from 2018, originally made just for me. Despite a more optimistic sonic palette than much of my work, "Faces In The Rise" was made at the height of an extremely turbulent time in my life. I had not yet begun to understand my autism and was deeply insecure about it, with any visible signs of its existence leaving me ashamed and confused. My battles with gender, known only to me at the time, were also kept completely away from the light, but were beginning to take a heavy toll on my health. Feeling far removed from reality and even my own body, I felt extremely isolated and disconnected. In this dark place I found a lot of inner peace and strength in watching the repetitive cycles of the tide, soaking up every sound, every movement, every feeling and, eventually, reconnecting to myself in a way I never had before. Through this album I discovered the importance of repetitive sound in giving space and structure to my autism. It was in this calm that I was able to discover more about my gender identity, and the vital role the coast (and nature in general) plays within it.

In short, "Faces In The Rise" is an attempt to allow space for nature in helping to shape who we are, recreating these coastal textures through sound and repetition, each element its own vast world, restrained only by the barriers that we ourselves assign ."

Artist: Reece Thomas

Label: Jungle Gym Records

Cat. Number: JGT110

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Reece Thomas, head of the British noise label Vanity Pill Tapes, announced in January 2024 thatUSA / LAThis is a limited edition of 50 cassettes released by the experimental/dance label Jungle Gym.

Contains 6 dreamy ambient to ambient drone songs created as self-care for my own autism and gender identity. DL code included.

The following is a commentary by the writer himself.

"It's an album I recorded in 2018 and was originally created just for me. Despite a more optimistic sonic palette than my other works, 'Faces In The Rise' comes at a very tumultuous time in my life. I had not yet begun to understand my autism, and I was deeply insecure about its existence.My struggle with gender, which was only known to me at the time, was brought into full focus. It was starting to take a toll on my health, and I felt extremely isolated and disconnected from reality. In the place, I was able to relax my mind by watching the tides repeat, absorbing all the sounds, movements, and sensations, and ultimately reconnecting with myself in a way I had never experienced before. Through this album, I discovered the importance of repetitive sounds that give space and structure to my autism. In this stillness, I learned about and within my gender identity. I was able to discover more about the important role played by the coast (and nature in general).

In short, "Faces In The Rise" is about helping nature shape who we are, recreating the texture of the coast through sound and repetition, each element limited only by the barriers we ourselves assign. This is an attempt to acknowledge that the world is vast. "

Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here to see more Jungle Gym Records releases available at Tobira. 

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Includes DL code. Cassette in norelco case. Edition of 50.

Tracklist:

1. Shifting Pathways 04:50
2. Healing 04:46
3. Cerulean Blue 03:49
4. Faces In The Rise 03:45
5. Trusting The Process 02:51
6. Celestial Glare 03:16 

Reece Thomas: 

"Shelved album from 2018, originally made just for me. Despite a more optimistic sonic palette than much of my work, "Faces In The Rise" was made at the height of an extremely turbulent time in my life. I had not yet begun to understand my autism and was deeply insecure about it, with any visible signs of its existence leaving me ashamed and confused. My battles with gender, known only to me at the time, were also kept completely away from the light, but were beginning to take a heavy toll on my health. Feeling far removed from reality and even my own body, I felt extremely isolated and disconnected. In this dark place I found a lot of inner peace and strength in watching the repetitive cycles of the tide, soaking up every sound, every movement, every feeling and, eventually, reconnecting to myself in a way I never had before. Through this album I discovered the importance of repetitive sound in giving space and structure to my autism. It was in this calm that I was able to discover more about my gender identity, and the vital role the coast (and nature in general) plays within it.

In short, "Faces In The Rise" is an attempt to allow space for nature in helping to shape who we are, recreating these coastal textures through sound and repetition, each element its own vast world, restrained only by the barriers that we ourselves assign ."

Artist: Reece Thomas

Label: Jungle Gym Records

Cat. Number: JGT110