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X Is Rot

“…there I was so awfully dead in that electric chair. I didn’t like it. Would you? It’s upsetting. There was still so much killing to do, and there I was, in the void, without a body. But then along came – well – my friend. You know. One of them. Those others over there. The cruel ones… the Master. He thought my work should continue. But in this body. This body in particular, in fact. Let’s call it revenge.”

The first fruits (rotten though they are) of our obsession with ‘The Exorcist III’ (1990) directed by William Peter Blatty and starring George C Scott, Ed Flanders, Brad Dourif, Jason Miller and Nancy Fish.

“Lt. Kinderman and Father Dyer cheer each other up on the anniversary of the death of their mutual friend, Father Damien Karras, by going to see “It’s a Wonderful Life” at the local theater in Georgetown, near Washington D.C. But there’s no cheering Kinderman while a particularly cruel and gruesome serial killer is at large. His murders, which involve torture, decapitation and the desecration of religious icons, is bad enough; but they also resemble those of the Gemini Killer, who has been dead for fifteen years.”

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Arrow Bee’s Backwards Mirror

Recorded, Mixed and Mastered September 2014 – January 2015
Arrow Bee’s Backwards Mirror is based on solo bass guitar improvisations recorded in September 2014. The four original live recordings are included as bonus tracks with the album download.
For those who are interested, the equipment used in these improvisations (and on Parts 2, 4, 5 and 7 of ‘Arrow Bee’s Backwards Mirror’):
Hohner B Bass, Peavey Audition 20 Amp, Nux Loop Core, Digitech Bass Synth Wah, Behringer Ultra Feedback/Distortion, Behringer Reverb Machine, Ashdown Dr. Green Bearded Lady, Biyang Delay AD-8, Dr. J Shadow Echo, Korg Monotron Delay.

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Arche (For Krzysztof)

My trubute to Krzysztof Penderecki and his piece ‘Arche II’ from ‘Symphony No.1′.
‘Arche (For Krzysztof)’ was created by analysing the pitch of ‘Arche II’ and then creating a midi track based on this information. The midi track was then split into further seperate midi tracks containing ‘bass’ notes, ‘mid-range’ notes and ‘high’ notes. Various electronic/soft-synths were sculpted and moulded in an attempt to compliment the sound palette of ‘Symphony No.1′.
Definitely a ‘process’ piece ‘Arche (For Krzysztof)’ opened my eyes (and ears) to various new tools and approaches to sound generation and music production.

The track appears on Severed Heads’ compilation ‘Oompa Loopma Riot 2015′ compiled by Tom Ellard of Terse Tapes.

“From 1979 to 1983, the Australian Terse Tapes label made cassette compilations. These are in danger of becoming “classics”, a complete betrayal of the energy that made them. There is no better antidote to cloying nostalgia than the corpse getting up and refusing the funeral.

So instead say that from 1979 to 2015, Terse Tapes made compilations, and here is more of the same. You could put it on a cassette if that matters.

I invited a few people I know, and they invited a few people they know, and music started to arrive in my inbox. I refused to listen to any of it until April Fools day. No one curated anything, although some people were nice enough to chase up their friends. “

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Isobel Ccircle~ ‘Asterism’

“The files on drive [redacted] are believed to be sourced from transmissions created by Subject IC~. These audio files appear to contain subsonic elements that alter the chemical compositions and geological structures of the surrounding area.
Sapphires reforming into star-like polyhedrons is of particular interest.
(nb. Reference found to ancient peoples’ beliefs that this area was used as a ‘beacon’ to ‘talk to the stars’ – could be important.)
I noticed that there are notes made by Det. J.H. in his investigation of Harbour House referring to ‘IC’. An interview transcription reads:
JH: Are you human?
IC: Yes, but….

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Must remember to put in a request to return to Harbour House.”
From a ledger entitled ‘Field Notes’, author unknown.

Limited to 50 copies only, this package features a special booklet featuring artwork from Isobel Ccircle~, a USB Drive containing all album tracks, bonus tracks, videos and a digital version of the special booklet.

(Includes unlimited streaming of Asterism via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.)

About Isobel ccircle~
In 2013, April Larson and Matt Bower (Wizards Tell Lies/ The Revenant Sea) began collaborating as translators for a mysterious entity known as Isobel Ccircle~. The duo has released an EP on Chapel Yard Records, two full-length albums including one with Auditory Field Theory, and have now released their third LP ‘Asterism’ with Soft Bodies Records.

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The Visitation EP

Brand new The Revenant Sea EP!

Free Download from Sector 12/12

“Sector 12/12 set The Revenant Sea (aka Wizards Tell Lies and one half of Isobel Ccircle~) a challenge to produce an EP inspired by 90’s Drum and Bass.
‘The Visitation’ is the result.
This EP is a more optimistic sounding set than past The Revenant Sea releases (a self titled debut on Auditory Field Theory and the ‘Terror From Space’ series on Simiman Sound), but its inspiration and themes remain consistent: our terrifying and beguiling universe. ’The Visitation’ shifts both The Revenant Sea and the listener into a landscape where there is a sense that in the end everything will be OK. A world where, maybe, there is hope.
Although the end result sounds far removed from a true Drum and Bass aesthetic, it’s palette and composition are haunted by the genre and, just below the music’s surface, hints of Autechre, Pan Sonic and early Mouse on Mars can also be glimpsed.”

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Oompa Loopma Riot 2015

My alter ego The Revenant Sea has contributed a track to Terse Tapes’ ‘Oompa Loopma Riot 2015‘ Comp.
Called ‘Arche (For Krzysztof)’ the track is a version of ‘Arche 2′ by Krzysztof Penderecki from his 1st Symphony.

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Communion EP

Variations of the track ‘Communion’ written by Black Classical.

Released 13 March 2015

Written by Black Classical

Produced by Wizards Tell Lies and The Revenant Sea

Wizards Tell Lies is:
Fox, Owl & Hart

Recorded and Mastered at Simiman Sound, March 2015

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BKCLX v The Revenant Sea

Collaboration between Black Classical and WTL alter ego The Revenant Sea:

“Dii Consentes.
Maia, Jupiter.
Approval seven ten, one nine five eight.
One nine five nine to one nine six three.”

Harrow House
Your New Number IS
Mare Smythii 1
Mare Smythii 2
Dead Agenda

Free Download

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The Sound Repository 2

A second volume of rare tracks, demos, early and alternative versions.
Some tracks are unmastered.