It’s 9am. I switch on with caffeine, close my eyes losing one of five senses and get lost in this extraordinary experience. As Dance Music grapples with its very raison d’etre with people limited in reacting via the rhythm of movement other forms fill in the gaps. Following on from 2018’s Laments the sound artist continues to explore the language of cause and effect with contrasting moods and atmospheres. Just as one unholy alliance speaks it is soon resolved by the stroke of seemingly warmer instrumentation offering holy resolution. The two extended pieces which occupy this limited cassette/ digital release comprise of the church inspired chants of Somnum Exterreri I featuring db55 and Somnum Exterreri II which introduces a wash of guitars into the mix resolute with the prayer of echoed bells. Both offer landscapes to survey as sound fractures then reconstructs an architecture of difference. Not for faint hearts but for the rewards of other imaginations….
Release: October 15
Listen to a six hour mix from Gruth including Somnum Exterreri I (feat. db55) at around 4.17