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Robert Millis // Related Ephemera LP

Robert Millis // Related Ephemera LP

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The works released in August 2021 by the Helen Scarsdale Agency, which is presided over by California sound artist Jim Haynes, have arrived.

This work isMusician Robert Millis, curator of Sublime Frequencies, in July 2020It is a recurrence record of the released work. It is a piece that creates a unique world view such as decadent neo-classical records sampled from SP records and wax cylinders and over-processing of record noise.DL code included

Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here to see more Helen Scarsdale Agency releases available at Tobira. 

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Edition of roughly 350.

"the globe-trotting robert millis returns to helen scarsdale for this beautifully fragile album of dissolved glass rendered as a collage of recontextualized minimalism. his previous solo work include relief (released here on the helen scarsdale agency in 2013) and the lonesome high for the sun city girls' abduction records in 2016. his scholarship into the hidden corners of music across the world has also earned him guggenheim and fulbright fellowships.

related ephemera is an album composed mostly from the hiss, the crackle, the surface noise of 78rpm shellacs and wax cylinders. were considered ephemeral, especially 78rpm records. They were novelties. Fleeting. Entertainment. ”Millis intends for the album to be a feedback loop specifically the patina of handling, playing, living with the record will circle back to the original source materialfurthering that metaphor, millis amplifies and dilates feedback tones generated from his collection of vintage gramophones.

that said, millis does cite the intrusion of exactly one field recording, a broken toy, and a few notes from a cello. But the construction of these rarified tones, crispy textures, ghostly rattles, and fluid resonance that ripples through all of related ephemera has its origins in the tactile nature of the vinyl medium. It's hardly the stuff of sentimental nostalgia though. Related ephemera is more an act of time travel, slipping backwards and forwards with the scratch of a needle (watch out! What pre-recorded needle jump sound is not your turntable going haywire!). The emotional core to the album is that of a resigned melancholy, almost bergman-esque in its starkness but not without a brief moment of dark humor.

here is an album that aligns itself aesthetically with nurse with wound's soliloquy for lilith, philip jeck's more languid collages, and even some of harry bertoia's sculptural atmospherics.

the vinyl was mastered and cut by helmut ehler at d & m berlin, whose expertise was necessary given that part of the original compositions from millis' reworked surface noise were exceedingly problematic to cut. where the digital-only mastering provides a cascade of insects gnawing within your inner ear. Two facets. One piece of music.
 "
Helen Scarsdale Project

Artist: Fossil Aerosol Mining Project

Label: Helen Scarsdale Project

The works released in August 2021 by the Helen Scarsdale Agency, which is presided over by California sound artist Jim Haynes, have arrived.

This work isMusician Robert Millis, curator of Sublime Frequencies, in July 2020It is a recurrence record of the released work. It is a piece that creates a unique world view such as decadent neo-classical records sampled from SP records and wax cylinders and over-processing of record noise.DL code included

Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here to see more Helen Scarsdale Agency releases available at Tobira. 

---------------------------

Edition of roughly 350.

"the globe-trotting robert millis returns to helen scarsdale for this beautifully fragile album of dissolved glass rendered as a collage of recontextualized minimalism. his previous solo work include relief (released here on the helen scarsdale agency in 2013) and the lonesome high for the sun city girls' abduction records in 2016. his scholarship into the hidden corners of music across the world has also earned him guggenheim and fulbright fellowships.

related ephemera is an album composed mostly from the hiss, the crackle, the surface noise of 78rpm shellacs and wax cylinders. were considered ephemeral, especially 78rpm records. They were novelties. Fleeting. Entertainment. ”Millis intends for the album to be a feedback loop specifically the patina of handling, playing, living with the record will circle back to the original source materialfurthering that metaphor, millis amplifies and dilates feedback tones generated from his collection of vintage gramophones.

that said, millis does cite the intrusion of exactly one field recording, a broken toy, and a few notes from a cello. But the construction of these rarified tones, crispy textures, ghostly rattles, and fluid resonance that ripples through all of related ephemera has its origins in the tactile nature of the vinyl medium. It's hardly the stuff of sentimental nostalgia though. Related ephemera is more an act of time travel, slipping backwards and forwards with the scratch of a needle (watch out! What pre-recorded needle jump sound is not your turntable going haywire!). The emotional core to the album is that of a resigned melancholy, almost bergman-esque in its starkness but not without a brief moment of dark humor.

here is an album that aligns itself aesthetically with nurse with wound's soliloquy for lilith, philip jeck's more languid collages, and even some of harry bertoia's sculptural atmospherics.

the vinyl was mastered and cut by helmut ehler at d & m berlin, whose expertise was necessary given that part of the original compositions from millis' reworked surface noise were exceedingly problematic to cut. where the digital-only mastering provides a cascade of insects gnawing within your inner ear. Two facets. One piece of music.
 "
Helen Scarsdale Project

Artist: Fossil Aerosol Mining Project

Label: Helen Scarsdale Project