Thursday, July 9, 2009

New (Limited Edition) Sylvain Chauveau project..

From Sylvain Chauveau:

For all intents and purposes, this is the great 'lost' Deathprod album - with original material recorded by Sylvain Chauveau and Steven Hess passed onto the great man for a complete reworking - available now on this incredibly limited double vinyl pressing of just 400 copies only for the world. "Your Naked Ghost Comes Back At Night" seemed to go fairly unnoticed by the great listening public when it was initially released on a small cd-only pressing by the French DSA label back in 2004, but has since become the stuff of legend. To many this has become one of the great 'lost' death ambient albums, and an all too-rare full-length appearance from one of the most revered producers of the century - Helge Sten, aka Deathprod. On is actually the collaborative project of Sylvain Chauveau and Steven Hess, but their recordings here were passed onto to Sten for a complete overhaul. As a producer, Sten molds the source material into the kind of menacing analog atmosphere established on his classic "Morals & Dogma" long-player, leaving you with one of the finest examples of the genre this side of Deathprod's own peerless four-disc boxset. The real beauty of this record lies in the richness of its sound matter: you'll never encounter a drab low-frequency hum on this record. When you gaze beneath the surface you're always sure to make out something buried deeply within its dusky obscurities. Even during its most oppressive moments, such as the writhing, concealed darkness of "Facade" there's a loaded atmosphere that plays on the mind - its vast sonorous clanking somehow reminiscent of Quatermass II's unseen monstrous mass, thrashing around in the industrial plant's cooling towers. Equally, much of "Your Naked Ghost..." sounds like being stuck at the bottom of the ocean in a submarine only to hear someone knocking from the outside. It creepily plays on the subconscious in ways most records couldn't possibly hope to, resounding with a hollow metallic quality that conveys the utmost sense of sonic profundity - leaving you with a vacuum you can't help but fill with all manner of gloomy associations. Despite the sinister undercurrents, this is an unmistakably beautiful hour of music. From the penetrating blip narratives of "In The Forest Of The Night" to the entombed industrial timbres of "The Lonesome Poetry Of Mark Rothko", every moment of this once desperately overlooked album is incredibly special. In short, it's an absolute must.

Check into it posthaste.
also, speaking of Type Records...

From Type:

Okay this is a first for us, but it's gonna be fun. As some of you might know there's a Type Records showcase at the Big Chill this year - Xela is playing, as is the wonderful Helios and the shadowy Seasons (pre-din). Lots of fun then - but the lovely folks at the Big Chill have offered us a pair of tickets to give away to you lucky lot. That's not all, you've got to slog it out to WIN the tickets.

I've decided to do a B3ta style competition - basically you have to take a Type album sleeve and edit it in any way you see fit. It can be clever, dumb, funny, pretty, offensive or just plan suave. It's up to you, and our team of judges will pick the best on 16th July - that gives you a week!

Join us in the forum on the new Type website and post the images to this thread so we can all see, and if you need source images then there are plenty on the site!

Happy Photoshopping :)

Here's some info about the festival >

Headlined by David Byrne, Basement Jaxx, and a specially-reformed Orbital, the fifteenth birthday Big Chill festival takes place at Eastnor Castle Deer Park, from 6th-9th August 2009.

Among the audio delights are Lindstrøm, Spiritualized, Lamb, Amadou & Mariam, Friendly Fires, Toddla T, Marina and the Diamonds, Andrew Bird, Emiliana Torini and Horse Meat Disco.

Noel Fielding returns to Eastnor, along with fellow award winning stand-ups Dylan Moran and Russell Howard. Meanwhile, celebrated celebrity photographer Rankin brings his interactive Rankin Live! project to the festival.

Cult video director Chris Cunningham will bedazzle with his dynamic multimedia show, and Film4 and Warp Films shoot the world's largest audience participation zombie picture, I Spit On Your Rave.

Thats-a-goood news eh!?

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