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Deep Earth: Year Three Compleat

by Coppice Halifax

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alternating.bit Another astounding collection of experimental analog music with warm vibes laced together with ice cold accents. It's as though voltage currents yearn to speak, dance and hibernate at the same time. Minimalistic sound that manages to completely fill a room. With year three Grainer has whipped up (a whimsical statement considering the volume) a massive collection of sounds and grooves that take you to deep dimensions beyond the depths of Earth itself.
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Dom Oxynucid As always, perfection. I’m only on the opening track but I know this is going to be an ever inspiring journey into the deep.
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    Assembled by hand, one copy at a time, in the White Pillar Workshop. Sixteen white 5" recordable discs, duplicated and printed via an Imation D20, held inside sixteen black windowed cardboard jackets (each with a 4x5" glossy black and white photographic print insert and a text sticker on the back), firmly contained inside a thick clear plastic lidded box, bearing large custom stickers on the top and bottom of the box. Secured in the post via two heavy duty rubber bands and a cushioned bubble mailer. NOTE: Considering the size of this box set, please understand that additional assembly and processing time may be required.

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Sixteen white discs, laser-etched with 20 hours 13 minutes and 42 seconds of subterranean synthesis, across seventy-one tracks. The third year of Deep Earth is no less substantial than the first two, and the fourth year is already underway. As before, Year Three Compleat collects all 12 public releases, all 12 private releases, all video singles and five hours of previously unreleased material from those sessions.

Deep Earth is the longest running consecutive monthly series I've maintained since starting the CH project in 2006. There was a small break from July to December of 2018, but even during that time, aspects of the series were finished and issued, and others ran in the background. It has always symbolized the borderlands of the Halifaxian acreage, an unmapped and alien expanse that both informed and contradicted the 'canon' of CH albums that were drafted and issued outside of it. It has been host to bodiless drone paths, dense techno rock walls, steep ambient canyons and synthetic light trails, billowing through the cavernous dark.

Year Three seemed to mostly focus on both solo-machine studies and massive 20+ channel gear configurations, swimming in wires and blinking LEDs. It began with three extended four-track cassette explorations of the Grass Click-Tone Control Module, a medical unit I added to the studio a couple years ago that generates tone, and followed with four pieces built using only the Korg MS-20 monophonic analog synthesizer. These recordings gave way to many other experiments, using everything from digital arpeggiators to mixer feedback, from MIDI-free setups to tightly wound industrial noise. The Transiro tracks recall the filter-passed tonal rhythms of the first year of the series, and the Kolizii tracks introduce house music rhythms and patterns to Deep Earth's palette for the first time. Foresto zooms into digital 12-bit sampling and tape loops on a molecular level, and the Solvita tracks reveal hidden rhythmic shapes inside stereo differentials.

Year Three's sessions seem to both push CH further out than it's ever been, while also bringing the series itself closer to the sound of non-Deep Earth recordings than before...perhaps recalling the mantra of the entire approach: Tempo Pulsos Malfokusita / Time Pulses Out Of Focus. Deep Earth is sometimes near, sometimes far, always peripheral and perpetually in motion. It remains a healthy discipline in artistic perspective, and a motivation for getting the very most out of the studio equipment I have, and for these reasons alone, it may go on forever.

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released January 1, 2019

W/P by Brian Grainger. Recorded at the White Pillar Workshop, June 2017-June 2018, using only outboard hardware and no computers. Mastered by The Analog Botanist. Photography and text by ABM&D. This is Milieu Music number DE-C3.

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Coppice Halifax Dayton, Ohio

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

I also release music as Milieu: milieumusic.bandcamp.com

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