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Specimens // Sculptures LP

Specimens // Sculptures LP

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First Terrace's Specimens, who debuted on the underground ambient label Shimmering Moods, has released the first vinyl on their own label.Contains 9 ambient drone songs.Lawrence Englis is in charge of mastering.

 

Wearing his influences on his sleeve and with a nod to past and present noise pioneers such as Throbbing Gristle, Leyland Kirby, K.Leimer and Ben Frost,'Sculptures' sonically pans between the dream-like fog heard on the track's ethereal closer,' French Morning', as well as,'Cerulean Forest', and cold industrial textures prevalent on tracks such as'A Marble Hallway' or'Thuvian'.

The lighter, more melodic passages perfectly hold together the record's jagged, abrasive undertones, occasionally leaning towards a more classical feel in a way the likes of William Basinski and Sean McCann display with regular expertise – best illustrated on the tracks'Piano Loops' and' VI.VI.MMXV'.

... [Specimens utilized] samples of Sudanese wrestling & Tuvan Throat Singing, adding a charm that prevents the record from ever feeling too slick.

Mastered by iconic sound artist and Room 40 label boss, Lawrence English – a man who also was a key influence in the sonic palette harnessed by Specimens.
 

Artist: Specimens

Label: First Terrace Records

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First Terrace's Specimens, who debuted on the underground ambient label Shimmering Moods, has released the first vinyl on their own label.Contains 9 ambient drone songs.Lawrence Englis is in charge of mastering.

 

Wearing his influences on his sleeve and with a nod to past and present noise pioneers such as Throbbing Gristle, Leyland Kirby, K.Leimer and Ben Frost,'Sculptures' sonically pans between the dream-like fog heard on the track's ethereal closer,' French Morning', as well as,'Cerulean Forest', and cold industrial textures prevalent on tracks such as'A Marble Hallway' or'Thuvian'.

The lighter, more melodic passages perfectly hold together the record's jagged, abrasive undertones, occasionally leaning towards a more classical feel in a way the likes of William Basinski and Sean McCann display with regular expertise – best illustrated on the tracks'Piano Loops' and' VI.VI.MMXV'.

... [Specimens utilized] samples of Sudanese wrestling & Tuvan Throat Singing, adding a charm that prevents the record from ever feeling too slick.

Mastered by iconic sound artist and Room 40 label boss, Lawrence English – a man who also was a key influence in the sonic palette harnessed by Specimens.
 

Artist: Specimens

Label: First Terrace Records