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22/07/2015
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Black Classical & The Revenant Sea ‘Analog’

black Classical & The Revenat Sea ‘Analog’
Phatic Musk, June 2015

My second collab with Black Classical and first release on the excellent Phatic Musk label:
“A limited run Purple tape release by BLACKCLASSICAL + THE REVENANT SEA – with a Free vintage copy of Analog (some from 86 / 62 / 63) magazine to read and enjoy whilst listening. Packaged in a Silver Anti-static zip bag.”

Something different to add to your space music collections, it won’t fit on the shelf with your tapes or CDs but it will stand out.

Enjoy!

02/06/2015
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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. “

02/06/2015
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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.

07/04/2015
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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.”

07/04/2015
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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.

27/03/2015
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Communion EP

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

Released 13 March 2015

Written by Black Classical
bkclx.tumblr.com
@bkclx

Produced by Wizards Tell Lies and The Revenant Sea
wizards-tell-lies.co.uk
@ForestofDark

Wizards Tell Lies is:
Fox, Owl & Hart

Recorded and Mastered at Simiman Sound, March 2015

04/03/2015
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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.”

lyrics
Harrow House
Distance
Your New Number IS
Mare Smythii 1
Particles
Sunrise
Mare Smythii 2
Mercury
Spaceman
Dead Agenda

Free Download

04/03/2015
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The Sound Repository 2

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

07/01/2015
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The House In Harbour Park

Isobel Ccircle~ (the hive mind of April Larson and I) has a new album out on Auditory Field Theory!

Inspired by the personal journals of Detective J.H. which chart his investigation into the mysterious events that took place in The House In Harbour Park, Isobel Ccircle~’s album is part Clem Snide investigation and part X File, painting a haunting and often terrifying picture full of strange occurrences and unworldly rituals.

The Lousianian/Lancastrian duo of April Larson and Matt Bower has gone from strength to strength and ‘The House In Harbour Park’ sees Isobel Ccircle~ reach new heights and depths with its rich and captivating soundscapes.

Encased in a silver glitter shell, the edition includes a full color, 2 sided j-card insert housed in a clear plastic Norelco case. The cassette also includes immediate access to the digital version, which is available for download in numerous lossless audio formats.

A1 Vaporized Mercury (8:02)
A2 Harbour House Room 3 (Flashlight in the Fog) (3:45)
A3 The Keyhole Observations (4:13)
A4 Harbour House Room 2 (Noises in the Vents) (3:58)
A5 Exorcism Relocation Map (3:23)

B1 On the Fifth Night (Tears and Talons) (8:01)
B2 Harbour House Room 1 (Survive) (6:50)
B3 Voices in the Dial Tone (4:41)
B4 Voisix (5:47)

*Bonus Digital-only Tracks:
01 Stuck in Harbour House (9:22)
02 Their Names Were Buried With Their Corpses Just To Be Sure (4:33)

printed DIN A4 insert (artwork)
supplementary (4″ x 2.5″) 300g printed/hand-stamped insert

Produced by Isobel Ccircle~ (April Larson & Matt Bower)
Louisiana / Lancashire 2013/2014