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Willow Skye-Biggs // Dreams In Suspension TAPE

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Willow Skye-Biggs, an ambient artist from Utah, who is also active under the names Sabriel's Orb and Stag Hare, released a limited edition of 2024 cassettes in May 5 from Inner Islands, a post-New Age haven in Seattle, USA.

Contains 6 post-new age ambient drone songs that stop the flow of time. DL code included.

The following is a commentary by the writer himself.

"'Dreams In Suspension' has been a slow creation over the past three years or so. It started out as an audio side of a video art collaboration, but it never materialized. Like that project, I started working on my I realized that other aspects of my life were struggling to move forward in the way I had envisioned. Since 3, I have developed a number of chronic illnesses from several coronavirus infections and my main income. I lost my source and the ability to put in the long hours of obsession and effort that my music career generally requires. I've slowly recovered over the years, but I've had no choice but to adapt. One day I realized that these songs can stand on their own without a visual component.The titles are dreams, ideas, fantasies, goals that exist somewhere but somehow end up in this reality. It reflects the theme of unrepresented potential paths; instead, they are contained, swirling, simmering, if not visible here. It must exist somewhere, somewhere in a world that overlaps with ours, in a glass filled with gaseous star material, sitting high on the shelf of a wizard goddess. I imagine it to be something like a sphere.

At the moment, my interest lies in works that structurally have no beginning, middle, or end. I'm exhausted right now and have no interest in a cohesive story. For me, these works are an attempt to freeze time, to freeze emotions at a specific moment, so that I can explore them from various angles and feel them continuously.

These tracks are just a small glimpse into something.

I've been working primarily on film projects for the past four years. This work, manifested in four short films and one medium-length film, forced him to confront time and structure in ways he hadn't experienced in music for some time. Music can do special things that are difficult to do with other media. This study of composition includes an attempt at ``non-time,'' insofar as the work is necessarily based on time. Slowing down time, exploring time, and feeling time are things I'm curious about.

A lot of ambient music is a passive listening experience, which is interesting, but I've always been interested in approaching the genre as a very intentional, active experience. For me, ambient music is an exercise in creating temporal contrasts, shadows, and reflections by focusing on a specific moment and consciously tracing that moment, allowing me to see the world in new ways. , we can become more aware of the present and what is and is not here. I think about emotion and how it intersects with our reality and influences the way we experience it. These are what I think. "

Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here To See More Inner Islands Releases Available at tobira. 

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Includes DL code. Cassette in norelco case. Edition of 100.

tracklist:

1. Suspension 1 04:55
2. Suspension 2 06:26
3. Suspension 3 04:50
4. Suspension 4 04:27
5. Suspension 5 04:27
6. Suspension 6 05:08

Artist statement by Willow Skye-Biggs: 

"'Dreams In Suspension' was developed slowly over the past 3 or so years. It began as the audio aspect of a video art collaboration that never quite materialized. Like that project I found other aspects of my life struggling to move forward in the ways I had I have, since 2020, developed a number of chronic conditions from several Covid infections, causing me to lose my main sources of income and my ability to hyper fixate or exert myself for the extended periods of time my music work has generally required. After years of slow recovery, I am realizing I have no choice but to adapt. I realized one day that these tracks could stand alone without the video components. The title a theme of dreams, ideas, fantasies, goals, and potential paths that exist somewhere but have not, for whatever reasons, materialized into this reality. They instead are contained, swirling and simmering. They must exist, if not tangibly here, then elsewhere. I picture them like glass orbs filled with gaseous starry substances that are sitting high up on some wizard goddess's shelf in one of the worlds that overlays ours.

My interest, structurally, at the moment is in work that doesn't have a beginning, middle, or ending. I am exhausted and don't care about a cohesive narrative right now. These pieces, for me, are attempts to freeze time, to hold a specific moment, a feeling, in stasis so it can be explored from various angles, and felt continuously.

These tracks are just small glimpses into something.

I have been primarily focused on developing projects in film over the past 4 years. This work, manifested in 4 short films and a medium length film, has forced me to confront time and structure in a way I hadn't with music in a while . There is something special you can do with music that is difficult to do in other mediums. This study in composition involves attempts at a "non-time", even in-so-much as the work is necessarily time-based. Slowing time , exploring time, feeling time, these are things that I am curious about.

So much of ambient music can be about a passive listening experience, which is intriguing, but I have always been interested in engaging the genre as a very deliberate and active experience. It is, to me, an exercise in focusing on a particular moment and tracing that moment consciously, which creates temporal contrasts, shadows and reflections – in that way seeing the world in a new way, being more aware of the present and more aware of what does and does not exist here. I wonder about emotions, how they intersect our reality and affect the way we experience it. These are things I think about." -WSB

"Dreams In Suspension" is a work of subtle depth and beauty. It can continue to reveal itself over repeat listens, in accordance with the listener's desire to dive deeper. This is Willow's eighth release on Inner Islands and the first physical release under her own name, following releases as Sabriel's Orb and Stag Hare."

Artist: Willow Skye-Biggs

Label: Inner Islands

CAT No: II092

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Willow Skye-Biggs, an ambient artist from Utah, who is also active under the names Sabriel's Orb and Stag Hare, released a limited edition of 2024 cassettes in May 5 from Inner Islands, a post-New Age haven in Seattle, USA.

Contains 6 post-new age ambient drone songs that stop the flow of time. DL code included.

The following is a commentary by the writer himself.

"'Dreams In Suspension' has been a slow creation over the past three years or so. It started out as an audio side of a video art collaboration, but it never materialized. Like that project, I started working on my I realized that other aspects of my life were struggling to move forward in the way I had envisioned. Since 3, I have developed a number of chronic illnesses from several coronavirus infections and my main income. I lost my source and the ability to put in the long hours of obsession and effort that my music career generally requires. I've slowly recovered over the years, but I've had no choice but to adapt. One day I realized that these songs can stand on their own without a visual component.The titles are dreams, ideas, fantasies, goals that exist somewhere but somehow end up in this reality. It reflects the theme of unrepresented potential paths; instead, they are contained, swirling, simmering, if not visible here. It must exist somewhere, somewhere in a world that overlaps with ours, in a glass filled with gaseous star material, sitting high on the shelf of a wizard goddess. I imagine it to be something like a sphere.

At the moment, my interest lies in works that structurally have no beginning, middle, or end. I'm exhausted right now and have no interest in a cohesive story. For me, these works are an attempt to freeze time, to freeze emotions at a specific moment, so that I can explore them from various angles and feel them continuously.

These tracks are just a small glimpse into something.

I've been working primarily on film projects for the past four years. This work, manifested in four short films and one medium-length film, forced him to confront time and structure in ways he hadn't experienced in music for some time. Music can do special things that are difficult to do with other media. This study of composition includes an attempt at ``non-time,'' insofar as the work is necessarily based on time. Slowing down time, exploring time, and feeling time are things I'm curious about.

A lot of ambient music is a passive listening experience, which is interesting, but I've always been interested in approaching the genre as a very intentional, active experience. For me, ambient music is an exercise in creating temporal contrasts, shadows, and reflections by focusing on a specific moment and consciously tracing that moment, allowing me to see the world in new ways. , we can become more aware of the present and what is and is not here. I think about emotion and how it intersects with our reality and influences the way we experience it. These are what I think. "

Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here To See More Inner Islands Releases Available at tobira. 

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

Includes DL code. Cassette in norelco case. Edition of 100.

tracklist:

1. Suspension 1 04:55
2. Suspension 2 06:26
3. Suspension 3 04:50
4. Suspension 4 04:27
5. Suspension 5 04:27
6. Suspension 6 05:08

Artist statement by Willow Skye-Biggs: 

"'Dreams In Suspension' was developed slowly over the past 3 or so years. It began as the audio aspect of a video art collaboration that never quite materialized. Like that project I found other aspects of my life struggling to move forward in the ways I had I have, since 2020, developed a number of chronic conditions from several Covid infections, causing me to lose my main sources of income and my ability to hyper fixate or exert myself for the extended periods of time my music work has generally required. After years of slow recovery, I am realizing I have no choice but to adapt. I realized one day that these tracks could stand alone without the video components. The title a theme of dreams, ideas, fantasies, goals, and potential paths that exist somewhere but have not, for whatever reasons, materialized into this reality. They instead are contained, swirling and simmering. They must exist, if not tangibly here, then elsewhere. I picture them like glass orbs filled with gaseous starry substances that are sitting high up on some wizard goddess's shelf in one of the worlds that overlays ours.

My interest, structurally, at the moment is in work that doesn't have a beginning, middle, or ending. I am exhausted and don't care about a cohesive narrative right now. These pieces, for me, are attempts to freeze time, to hold a specific moment, a feeling, in stasis so it can be explored from various angles, and felt continuously.

These tracks are just small glimpses into something.

I have been primarily focused on developing projects in film over the past 4 years. This work, manifested in 4 short films and a medium length film, has forced me to confront time and structure in a way I hadn't with music in a while . There is something special you can do with music that is difficult to do in other mediums. This study in composition involves attempts at a "non-time", even in-so-much as the work is necessarily time-based. Slowing time , exploring time, feeling time, these are things that I am curious about.

So much of ambient music can be about a passive listening experience, which is intriguing, but I have always been interested in engaging the genre as a very deliberate and active experience. It is, to me, an exercise in focusing on a particular moment and tracing that moment consciously, which creates temporal contrasts, shadows and reflections – in that way seeing the world in a new way, being more aware of the present and more aware of what does and does not exist here. I wonder about emotions, how they intersect our reality and affect the way we experience it. These are things I think about." -WSB

"Dreams In Suspension" is a work of subtle depth and beauty. It can continue to reveal itself over repeat listens, in accordance with the listener's desire to dive deeper. This is Willow's eighth release on Inner Islands and the first physical release under her own name, following releases as Sabriel's Orb and Stag Hare."

Artist: Willow Skye-Biggs

Label: Inner Islands

CAT No: II092