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Fossilized Wilderness // ST 12 "

Fossilized Wilderness // ST 12 "

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The 2021-part limited race cut 4 "released in April 25 by our popular Maine state sound / experimental techno label enmossed has arrived for the first time in Japan.

This is the latest work under the name of Fossilized Wilderness by Ryan Martin, who presides over Hot Releases... This work is mainly based on skipping by scratching a CD.It is already out of print.

Edition of 25.

"The CD is scratched." A saying from the early millennium, it describes the phenomenon of skipping music on a damaged CD, the locked, repetitive groove. For nearly a decade, Fossilized Wilderness has been experimenting with a peculiar modification to CDJ equipment, birthed by long hours sorting through promotional CDs sent to a radio station. In embracing choppiness, a body of abrasive but bright ambient work has been constructed from the refuse of musical commodification.

The CD skip is both rhythm and tone on this LP, but if you expect the monotonous motions of a concept album, don't: The moods here are just as granular. The six tracks shift from digital euphoria to shoegazing sentimentalism, a balanced mix of terror, plaintiveness, and joy, an impressive feat considering that the scratch of a CD produces potent nostalgia as well as Pavlovian irritation for many—a drive to eject the thing and fix the problem.

For those not growing up with it, the scratched CD is a relic phenomenon, something that happened with an artifact format. But just because it's an artifact doesn't mean it's obsolete. On this LP, Fossilized Wilderness uses a sonic palette of subtly- shifting broken loops to create something new: delirious spectres Rising from an ocean of plastic.

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Fossilized Wilderness is Ryan Martin, a pillar of the North Carolina underground music and arts scene. His most active artistic alias is Secret Boyfriend, with numerous cassettes, vinyl, and CD releases on labels such as Blackest Ever Black and his own long-running DIY -informed imprint, Hot Releases.
 

Artist: Fossilized Wilderness

Label: Enmossed

The 2021-part limited race cut 4 "released in April 25 by our popular Maine state sound / experimental techno label enmossed has arrived for the first time in Japan.

This is the latest work under the name of Fossilized Wilderness by Ryan Martin, who presides over Hot Releases... This work is mainly based on skipping by scratching a CD.It is already out of print.

Edition of 25.

"The CD is scratched." A saying from the early millennium, it describes the phenomenon of skipping music on a damaged CD, the locked, repetitive groove. For nearly a decade, Fossilized Wilderness has been experimenting with a peculiar modification to CDJ equipment, birthed by long hours sorting through promotional CDs sent to a radio station. In embracing choppiness, a body of abrasive but bright ambient work has been constructed from the refuse of musical commodification.

The CD skip is both rhythm and tone on this LP, but if you expect the monotonous motions of a concept album, don't: The moods here are just as granular. The six tracks shift from digital euphoria to shoegazing sentimentalism, a balanced mix of terror, plaintiveness, and joy, an impressive feat considering that the scratch of a CD produces potent nostalgia as well as Pavlovian irritation for many—a drive to eject the thing and fix the problem.

For those not growing up with it, the scratched CD is a relic phenomenon, something that happened with an artifact format. But just because it's an artifact doesn't mean it's obsolete. On this LP, Fossilized Wilderness uses a sonic palette of subtly- shifting broken loops to create something new: delirious spectres Rising from an ocean of plastic.

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Fossilized Wilderness is Ryan Martin, a pillar of the North Carolina underground music and arts scene. His most active artistic alias is Secret Boyfriend, with numerous cassettes, vinyl, and CD releases on labels such as Blackest Ever Black and his own long-running DIY -informed imprint, Hot Releases.
 

Artist: Fossilized Wilderness

Label: Enmossed