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Familiar Shores

by Coppice Halifax

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    Assembled by hand, one copy at a time, in the White Pillar Workshop! Two white 5" recordable discs, duplicated and printed via the Imation D20, held securely inside a clear cast-polypropylene sleeve with a flap and a cloth membrane separating/cushioning the discs, bearing two hand-cut recycled cardstock inserts with a 4x4" glossy photographic print on the front and a custom white text sticker on the back. Ships securely inside a bubblemailer to keep your new sonic artifact dust and moisture-free.

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When the 10th anniversary of the original COASTAL REVERIES session approached, and the first public edition of the album was being updated with a current remastering job, I felt compelled to explore the source material a bit more intimately, as I have for several other remasters, in the interest of producing something new with/from the sonic compost. The result of that tangent is FAMILIAR SHORES, a double-album collecting two longform sessions of excavation that transfigure melodic and field recording content from COASTAL REVERIES over/under a warm sinewave bassline and a kick-drum heartbeat. The two pieces presented here could be considered a missing link between COASTAL REVERIES and things like VERDANT ACRE or OCEAN LION - they are subtropical, saltwater-splashed affairs that still feel terrestrial enough in their Earthy rhythms and chordal longing to indicate that they are not fully oceanic, but stranded on the beach, gazing out to an empty sea, perhaps even considering walking into the waves without a single glance back. FAMILIAR SHORES are aptly named, as they conjure up a sensation of having been here before, despite being altogether unmapped locations. Another romantic excursion up one of the many coastlines of the Halifaxian continent, marked in the travelogue, as the sun sets slowly on another long droned Summer, our footprints almost surely erased as the tide rolls back in.


released August 6, 2021

W/P by Brian Grainger. Recorded at White Pillar Workshop, Spring 2021 using musical audio and field recordings from Coastal Reveries (MMD057) as source. Mastered by The Analog Botanist. Cover design and photography by Eric Adrian Lee. Text, labels and disc faces by ABM&D. This is Milieu Music Distributed MMD059. (C) + (P) Oscillog ASCAP 2021. All nights preserved.

Special thanks to the members of the Milieu Music Fan Club at Patreon for their continued support, helping to make reissues like this possible. Additional thanks to the subscribers at Deep Earth and Vibratelepathos.


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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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