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Astral Salons [Cobalt Phase]

by Coppice Halifax

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Following the completion of the nine phases in the ASTRAL SALONS series, it felt strange to run a monthly series for only three-quarters of the year, when all prior monthly serials have been a full 12 month run. So, the idea was drafted earlier in the Spring to finish out the series with three extended encore releases, each a full album-length session of Halifaxian deep listening that would contrast against the more melodic and densely-designed EPs with a more minimalistic approach.

With this in mind, I'm happy to publish TRIBUTARY ONE of THREE in the epilogue of ASTRAL SALONS. This volume, COBALT PHASE, consists of a late Summer-recalling of Spring's vibrant blues and greens, a rain-softened paean to the bubbling drips and streams that gradually slink down through the valleys and drains and eventually coalesce into train-lines of river water. Eroded and filter-passed chordal sections from prior CH sessions play out across long tape loops, routed through the knowing and transfigurative ecosystem of the R-EW Audioholistics modular system, cast like surrealistic hills and forests against a gradient skyline made of a pulsing cicada wall in the sun white sun, ebbed forward and balanced by a rhythmic structure conveyed on a digital Korg sampler and analog Arturia monosynth. COBALT PHASE conjures up blurry visions of past excavations such as WHITEHOPE, HALIFAXIAN CANTOS, DRIPPING EARTH, SILHOUETTES and my two extended remixes for VARIANT at his ECHOSPACE label, and would appeal to fans of those works.


released October 1, 2021

W/P by Brian Grainger. Recorded live at the White Pillar Workshop, Summer 2021, using the R-EW Audioholistics modular system and processing path in conjunction with a Korg ES-1 digital sampler and an Arturia Microbrute monophonic analog synthesizer. Mastered by The Analog Botanist. Text and design by ABM&D using expired Polaroid film shot during the 2017 solar eclipse. This is Milieu Music number PHASE 10. (C) + (P) Oscillog ASCAP 2021. All nights preserved.

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Coppice Halifax Dayton, Ohio

Analog Botany, since 2005.12.08. Impressionist techno and bedroom fantasist electronics. Compost instead of composition.

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