SP12 COMPOUND EYE – Origin of Silence OUT OF PRINT
Pressing #01 in an edition of 250 on 200 gram virgin clear vinyl
The Spring Press is pleased to announce Origin of Silence the first release by Compound Eye, a long-standing collaboration between Drew McDowall (ex-Coil) and Tres Warren (Psychic Ills and Messages). These electronic based experimentations employ automatic composition, drone and concréte music to create subterranean explorations on the nature of signals and time.
“Fantastic art edition LP from the duo of ex-Coil Drew McDowall and Tres Warren of Psychic Ills/Messages (whose LP on De Stijl blew a whole bunch of minds). This one sort of takes off on a post-Time Machines/Eternal Music vibe but with an exacting minimalist logic that would locate distant Morse Code tones and blurry EVP sightings on the very fringes of liminality. There are vague, nagging melodies that could almost come out of the Goblin/Suspiria song book alongside long passages of single tone narcosis that feel like transports to the other side. The label describes them as using “automatic composition, drone and concrete music to create subterranean explorations on the nature of signals and time” and the whole recording has that indefinable/occult atmosphere that marked out the more exploratory Coil sides. A beautifully spooked modern minimalist classic.” – David Keenan, Volcanic Tongue
Side One: Terrain of Constant Low-Intensity (6.24)
Side One: Frying Oil Transient Aura Detector (6.06)
Side Two: Hox Cascade (3.13)
Side Two: Mountain Village Malaise (12.49)