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"The word 'sublunar' can be read to contain many conceptual layers important to the album. It is music about moonlight, darkness, the faintest hint of light and shadow. Moons locked in orbit, repetition, gravity, weight, pressure. Subconscious, subliminal, distant, deteriorated signals, like radio waves lost in a noisy haze of transmission, and about dust, noise and over-saturation. Kane conveys all of these ideas with little thought for technique, instead putting all of his energy into, as he puts it,
'Quality of the sound, over quality of the sound.'
His disregard for any 'proper' recording techniques leaves
with waves tape hiss, buried details and sounds warped beyond recognition. Unlike other work Kane is known for there is a strong sense of rhythm on this album. Mechanical, yet natural, beats pulse in and out of time, simultaneously washed away and restructured by pulling the tail end of tape echoes forward into the mix emphasizing their warm, analogue flaws and giving the album a semi-structured feel, like the backbone of a long-dead creature buried in the earth.
is Kane running free in his studio and, quite characteristically, utilizing nearly everything he can touch as an instrument; from grimy 78's, uncovered from his grandfather's shed, to early drum machines and analogue synthesizers, reel-to-reel recorders and anything within arm's reach that can be hit, plucked, or bowed. Kane has a wonderful talent of turning his immediate world into a soundtrack for existence that speaks on a near-primal level."
marks Kane Ikin's debut solo release outside of Solo Andata and while the same sense of dark, warm space is present he returns to his roots and focuses more on shoegaze guitar experimentations, lo-fi sample manipulations and warped field recordings. He recorded everything through and onto old technology -- aged analog consoles, reel-to-reel tape -- and all heard through a hazy science fiction filter. Steering away from the computer as a one-stop production tool, Kane's recording process and mindset behind these songs makes for soft and lush sound. Pillow tones hover quietly over guitar plucks and warmly-distorted drones. 'Sailing' finds a gentle, broken rhythm, made from found percussion looping underneath a bed of strummed acoustic and walls of inharmonic ambient texture while the title track bathes the listener in sleepy chords and touchable, organic field recordings.
comes packaged as a limited edition 7" pressed onto clear vinyl and includes a download card for the two vinyl tracks as well as two additional songs, thus creating a 4-song EP." Hand-numbered edition of 300 copies.
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