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Josh Mason // An Anxious Host LP

Josh Mason // An Anxious Host LP

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This is a record released in August 2023 by the ambient label Students of Decay in Florida, USA, by Josh Mason, an ambient artist from Florida, who has released from Florabelle, Dauw, and Sunshine Ltd., which he presided over.

Contains 11 microscopic ambient songs.

*If you would like a digital sound source, please feel free to contact us.

Below is a commentary by the label.

"Since the early 2010s, Josh Mason has gradually accumulated a captivating discography, recording on labels such as Florabelle, Dauw, Longform Editions and the retired Sunshine Ltd. Whether on electric guitar or modular synthesizer. Well, Josh Mason approaches music with purposefulness, kindness and a keen ear for detail, creating extraordinary and timeless productions.

His artisanal approach to technology and fanatical interest in circuit design culminates in 2021's Utility Music.This book/CD project is a challenging one, documenting and unraveling a year-long exploration of the Doepfer A-100 Eurorack system.The irony of a project like this is that while it might make listeners think that academic techniques and synthesis technology drive his work, in reality it's only part of the story. Josh Mason's music makes you feel like a good novelist, he really cares about his characters.Characters take the form of archaic wavetable oscillators, idiosyncratic filters, shattered samples and exotic noise sources textures and tones.

An Anxious Host feels like a pivotal release in Josh Mason's catalog. It's his first vinyl release since 2019's Coquina Dose, and may be his most concise and powerful album yet.The track title works like a theatrical staging, alluding to a hazy cinematic narrative featuring conspirators, dreamers and lost souls. As always with Josh Mason's work, location is paramount, and this record epitomizes Florida's humidity, warmth and "Terminal" feel.Seasick swells and subdued melodies, swampy sputtering loops, and sonic flotsam flow together, beckoning listeners to "immerse yourself." "

Labels and other worksClick here for the guidelines. ///Click here to see more Students of Decay releases available at Tobira. 

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Edition of 300. 12" black vinyl. 

Tracklist:

  1. An anxious host is described 02:34
  2. A grip is detailed 02:46
  3. One man's trash is another man's garbage 03:30
  4. Skull of Cortazar 04:15
  5. The aftermath of post office arson is described 04:54
  6. The sunken cost is detailed 03:18
  7. Goes reptile 03:23
  8. The other side of the coin of the confession of the medievalist 03:30
  9. cart dog 03:44
  10. Tired to the bone 03:24
  11. Spanish House is described 03:37

Students of Decay:

"Since the early 2010s, Josh Mason has slowly amassed an enchanting discography, publishing recordings on labels such as Florabelle, Dauw, Longform Editions, and his retired Sunshine Ltd. imprint. Whether focusing on electric guitar or modular synthesizer, Mason approaches his music with intentionality , tenderness, and a keen ear for detail, resulting in an exceptional and enduring oeuvre.

His workmanlike approach to craft and monomaniacal interest in circuit design culminated in 2021's “Utility Music,” a daunting book/CD project that documents and unpacks a yearlong exploration of a Doepfer A-100 Eurorack system. might lead listeners to believe that academic technique and synthesis technology are the animating principles of his practice, but the reality is that this is only part of the story. Listening to Mason's music, one gets the sense that, like a good novelist, he truly Cares about his characters, which take the forms of the textures and timbres of archaic wavetable oscillators, idiosyncratic filters, pulverized samples, and exotic noise sources.

“An Anxious Host” feels like a pivotal release in Mason's catalog. It's his first vinyl outing since 2019's astounding “Coquina Dose,” and it may be the most succinct and potent album he's madeThe track titles function like stage directions in a play, intimating a hazy, filmic narrative populated by schemers, dreamers, and lost souls.As ever with Mason's work, place is paramount, and this record is thoroughly shot through with the humidity, warmth Seasick swells and sunken melodies; swampy, sputtering loops; sonic flotsam pooling together and flowing out, beckoning the listener to come have a soak. "

Artist: Josh Mason

Label: Students of Decay

This is a record released in August 2023 by the ambient label Students of Decay in Florida, USA, by Josh Mason, an ambient artist from Florida, who has released from Florabelle, Dauw, and Sunshine Ltd., which he presided over.

Contains 11 microscopic ambient songs.

*If you would like a digital sound source, please feel free to contact us.

Below is a commentary by the label.

"Since the early 2010s, Josh Mason has gradually accumulated a captivating discography, recording on labels such as Florabelle, Dauw, Longform Editions and the retired Sunshine Ltd. Whether on electric guitar or modular synthesizer. Well, Josh Mason approaches music with purposefulness, kindness and a keen ear for detail, creating extraordinary and timeless productions.

His artisanal approach to technology and fanatical interest in circuit design culminates in 2021's Utility Music.This book/CD project is a challenging one, documenting and unraveling a year-long exploration of the Doepfer A-100 Eurorack system.The irony of a project like this is that while it might make listeners think that academic techniques and synthesis technology drive his work, in reality it's only part of the story. Josh Mason's music makes you feel like a good novelist, he really cares about his characters.Characters take the form of archaic wavetable oscillators, idiosyncratic filters, shattered samples and exotic noise sources textures and tones.

An Anxious Host feels like a pivotal release in Josh Mason's catalog. It's his first vinyl release since 2019's Coquina Dose, and may be his most concise and powerful album yet.The track title works like a theatrical staging, alluding to a hazy cinematic narrative featuring conspirators, dreamers and lost souls. As always with Josh Mason's work, location is paramount, and this record epitomizes Florida's humidity, warmth and "Terminal" feel.Seasick swells and subdued melodies, swampy sputtering loops, and sonic flotsam flow together, beckoning listeners to "immerse yourself." "

Labels and other worksClick here for the guidelines. ///Click here to see more Students of Decay releases available at Tobira. 

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

Edition of 300. 12" black vinyl. 

Tracklist:

  1. An anxious host is described 02:34
  2. A grip is detailed 02:46
  3. One man's trash is another man's garbage 03:30
  4. Skull of Cortazar 04:15
  5. The aftermath of post office arson is described 04:54
  6. The sunken cost is detailed 03:18
  7. Goes reptile 03:23
  8. The other side of the coin of the confession of the medievalist 03:30
  9. cart dog 03:44
  10. Tired to the bone 03:24
  11. Spanish House is described 03:37

Students of Decay:

"Since the early 2010s, Josh Mason has slowly amassed an enchanting discography, publishing recordings on labels such as Florabelle, Dauw, Longform Editions, and his retired Sunshine Ltd. imprint. Whether focusing on electric guitar or modular synthesizer, Mason approaches his music with intentionality , tenderness, and a keen ear for detail, resulting in an exceptional and enduring oeuvre.

His workmanlike approach to craft and monomaniacal interest in circuit design culminated in 2021's “Utility Music,” a daunting book/CD project that documents and unpacks a yearlong exploration of a Doepfer A-100 Eurorack system. might lead listeners to believe that academic technique and synthesis technology are the animating principles of his practice, but the reality is that this is only part of the story. Listening to Mason's music, one gets the sense that, like a good novelist, he truly Cares about his characters, which take the forms of the textures and timbres of archaic wavetable oscillators, idiosyncratic filters, pulverized samples, and exotic noise sources.

“An Anxious Host” feels like a pivotal release in Mason's catalog. It's his first vinyl outing since 2019's astounding “Coquina Dose,” and it may be the most succinct and potent album he's madeThe track titles function like stage directions in a play, intimating a hazy, filmic narrative populated by schemers, dreamers, and lost souls.As ever with Mason's work, place is paramount, and this record is thoroughly shot through with the humidity, warmth Seasick swells and sunken melodies; swampy, sputtering loops; sonic flotsam pooling together and flowing out, beckoning the listener to come have a soak. "

Artist: Josh Mason

Label: Students of Decay