The ninth release on Frequency Domain is a split cassette of deep listening music between Southfacing and Ali Wade, following on from the artists' earlier solo records for the label (Southfacing’s Make Way For The Young and Ali Wade’s Geomorphology).
Both contribute five tracks of new music that further expand each artist’s soundworld, all knitted together by a cryptic, roaming emotional sensibility. Southfacing’s new pieces set raindrop synthetic tones adrift in a memory haze, from the burning chrome of ‘Pienkowski’ and sharp subs of ‘Brash Girl’, to the glorious, propulsive energy of ‘Blood Thief’. On the flip, Wade’s tracks venture further beyond the slow-patterning loop-spaces of Geomorphology, building up vivid tableaux of buzzing drones and inky melodies: veering from the lighthearted ‘Gravity Sketch’ to intense, full-body immersion in the fried ‘Burn Through You’.
released October 1, 2018
Mastered by Chris at Blacklisted Mastering
Photography and design by Ali Wade
supported by 19 fans who also own “Southfacing / Ali Wade”
Amazing work! The title is brilliantly apt. You can concentrate on the detail, the warp and weft of the sound, and be amazed at it's colours and complexity; or you can just zone out, wrap yourself in the woven result and be transported on a carpet of sound. Tuonela