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1998 release. The first full-length release by the UK-based Aeolian String Ensemble. Although originally set to be issued on the legendary United Dairies label, this material was remastered and released in the US on Robot Records with an extra track. The work was produced by David Kenny, a long-time collaborator and engineer on many Nurse with Wound and Current 93 projects. Consisting of two evolving compositions, Lassithi (1992) and Elysium (a specially commissioned 1996 work), this CD offers a more linear and fluid overview of this fascinating material than that of excerpted or early compilation appearances. Inspired by the tonal phenomenon associated with the Aeolian harp (a box-shaped instrument with numerous strings tuned in unison on which the wind produces varying harmonic excitation over the same fundamental tone), The Aeolian String Ensemble's post production (harmonic extraction) on sounds generated by the strings of various materials, recorded at sympathetic locations, creates a hazy, shifting, and spacious atmosphere for your total aural immersion. Also features mind-bending cover illustrations by Christoph Heemann.