Aerate is a liminal work that came together intermittently. It started when fellow producer Forest Satellite recorded a remix of Dilate, from the Coppice Halifax & Submersion split-record Dilate / Erode. The remix was such a change in temperature from the dark and humid original, that I felt compelled to actually dig a little deeper, and produce my own version of his remix, which became Aerate.
Aerate was built completely out of harvested moments from the Dilate remix, fed into the Botany Bay studio rig and gently pushed out of two speakers this Summer. Upon returning to the two tracks in Autumn, after moving 559 miles away and establishing a new studio, I was once again tempted to play with the material, this time generating a 40-minute ambient atmosphere that played nicely against the blue of my new basement studio walls. Today, I have decided Aerate is finally a complete work - a small tableau of different colored flowers, picked in different seasons and from different fields.
While a proper inaugural concept work to christen the new studio is forthcoming, the handful of new material that's been generated in this space has all been laced with a wistful fondness for the cool valley air of my new home, and a surreal feeling of disconnection that only comes to you after you finally leave the place you grew up behind.
released November 6, 2016
W/P by Brian Grainger, except #2, written by Brian and produced/remixed by Forest Satellite. Mastered by The Analog Botanist at WPW, Autumn 2016. Photograph taken by Brian, processed by Brian and Forest Satellite. This is Milieu Music number ABX58.