Origin Of Silence
The Spring Press #12
Fantastic art edition LP in a run of only 250 copies on 200g virgin clear vinyl from the duo of ex-Coil/Psychic TV 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, highly recommended.