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Limited Edition Transparent Red Vinyl (1000 only)
The Pyroclasts album is the result of a daily practice which was regularly performed each morning, or
evening during the two week Life Metal sessions at Electrical Audio during July 2018, when all of the days
musical participants would gather and work through a 12 minute improvised modal drone at the start and or
end of the day’s work. The piece performed was timed with a stopwatch and tracked to two inch tape, it was
an exercise and a chance to dig into a deep opening or closing of the days session in a deep musical way
with all of the participants. To connect/reconnect, liberate the creative mind a bit and greet each other and
the space through the practice of sound immersion. The players across the four pieces of Pyroclasts are Tim
Midyett, T.O.S., Hildur Guðnadóttir, and as always Stephen O’Malley & Greg Anderson.
The music on Pyroclasts is inextricably woven to Life Metal. It exists on the very same tape reels, was
explicitly recorded by Steve Albini. The brightness and vividity of that glorious session glares through these
four tracks, the precision and radiance, prismatic lustrousness of the saturation, the elemental sculptural
shapes, the abstract renderings. It is a sister, or perhaps a shadow album. Or perhaps the now apparent
miasma or aether. But it also exists in a form of a pause, a time space which exist in between and around
the compositional structures of Sunn O)))’s titanic works.