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Perfect Lung
FORMAT
LP

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HTRA 007LP HTRA 007LP
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RELEASE DATE
12/1/2017

The third and final release from Halocline Trance for 2017 is Perfect Lung, a collaborative album from Istanbul-based composer Ipek Gorgun and Ceramic TL, aka David Psutka (Egyptrixx, ANAMAI, LIMIT). A decadent yet durable offering of material sound, recorded remotely during 2016 and 2017 in Toronto, Ankara, and Istanbul. Seven songs of original, accidental music that span color and feeling; the petroleum psychedelia of Ceramic TL framed by Gorgun's precise and emotional landscapes. Inhaling/exhaling full-register slabs hint at the multi-dimensionality of optimism and voicelessness... multiple things in multiple ways. Chill melodies plod then dissolve entirely like a casual toil. Whatever you like. All creative output is eco-political in nature but this record avoids directive and cliché. Moments of clarity glint through piles of junk; total quantity mimics eruptions of precious material -- an unrealistic examination of the concept of material value as defined by its relative scarcity... this album is a lot. A fixation with excess contrasts the corporeal impermanence of humans with the material half-life of their consumer existence. Our legacy is trash -- stray objects inside the perfect lung. Features original artwork by Marlen Keller; Design by Olenka Szymonski. Mastered by James Plotkin at Plotkinworks.

Ceramic TL is a project of material sound and concrete emotion -- tranquil, concussive electronics from Toronto-based musician David Psutka (Egyptrixx, ANAMAI, LIMIT). Ipek Gorgun is an electronic music composer currently enrolled in the doctoral program of Sonic Arts at Istanbul Technical University's Center for Advanced Studies in Music. Her debut album Aphelion was released in 2016 and subsequently reissued by Touch. Enthusiastic critical praise for the album's textural landscapes and exquisite sound design followed; The Quietus compared Gorgun's solo works to "choreographed chemical reactions on a macro scale."