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Halifaxian Cantos I

by Coppice Halifax

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caustic widow This is a masterpiece. Favorite track: BWV-UE0001 (1.4).
Andrew Broughton
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Andrew Broughton I love these long CH tracks. They wash over you leaving you at peace especially during these difficult times. 6 hours of brain induced tranquillity. A must for those who like long form ambient mastery Favorite track: BWV-UE0001 (1.3).
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Jason Taylor This is a work of towering ambient beauty, ideal for those hazy summer evenings or biting cold winter mornings.
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alternating.bit Electronic musicians will attest to the laborious, almost unattainable quest to find the perfect kick drum. Though subtle differences of countless variances can be dialed, tweaked and filtered, a successful outcome tends to be on a subconscious level as to why it "works" or fits the groove just right. Cantos exemplifies the mastered kick. The distressed, gothic pads may be the main draw and glue for this work but the analog, beefy pulse is in my opinion the solid rock on which all else rests.
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David Prescott Yet another (r)evolution in the Coppice Halifax collection. Deep long-form grooves with absolutely beautiful, slowly developing backgrounds. CH's decades of experience have resulted in pieces that many have tried but few could accomplish at this level.
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BWV-UE0001 (1.1) 01:02:23
BWV-UE0001 (1.3) 01:01:01
BWV-UE0001 (1.4) 01:03:06
BWV-UE0001 (1.5) 01:01:01


Premiering on the Deep Breakfast podcast series in Italy ( ) are new longform recordings by Coppice Halifax, for/from a series of works titled Halifaxian Cantos. As the title might imply, these pieces represent the wordless prose of the Halifaxian continent, intimate and minimalistic devotionals sung to the seasons, the sea and the stars beyond them. Coppice Halifax has long maintained an ethos of acting as Aquarius the water-bearer, bringing forth decorative vessels of elemental splendor for both sustenance and reflection, and these Cantos have taken shape via this same approach, using a near-generative process that deifies and transmutes orchestral provenance into the almost infinite. A microcosmic study in ambient techno, drone music and process-driven synthesis, Halifaxian Cantos further explore and christen the unmapped lands of the Halifaxian landscape, offering a recorded output that is both tranquil and evocative in their wake. Longtime CH listeners will appreciate noticeable references to Verdant Acre, Reflector, Ferrolog, Dripping Earth and the now-numerous Arborist's Excavations in these works.

Download contains 6 hours of audio plus a bonus desktop wallpaper image.

NOTE: Physical edition of the Cantos is suspended until shipping/societal infrastructure returns to normal. Anyone who purchases the digital release, and wishes to obtain the physical edition later on, may do so by paying only the cost difference between digital/physical plus shipping.


released March 31, 2020

W/P by Brian Grainger. Arranged, generated, processed and recorded at White Pillar, Summer-Autumn 2019. Mastered by The Analog Botanist. Text and design by ABM&D. This is Milieu Music number BWV-UE 0001, first in the Halifaxian Cantos subcatalog. /

Special thanks to all of the members of the Milieu Music Fan Club at Patreon ( With their continued support, more music like this release can happen! At the present moment, the members of the Fan Club are: Burt T / Brian S / Jake P / Chris S / Damian H / Levi G / Peter H-B / Rik J / Jose S / Randall J / Michael R / Joel B / JC Bastos / David P / Helge J / Peter C / Alan A / Alex G / Seth B / David T / Devin H / Mathieu L / Andy B / Francois H / Benoit P / Juan D / Gavin C / Tarek E / Friedrich W / Jonathan W / Andrew O'K / Peter T / Daniel F / Gordon C / Alex K / Gavin M / Balz B / Miles B / Tony S / Sean W / Alex B / Justin W / David HS / K. F. / Steven A / Giovanni R

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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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