Continuing the expansion and variation of the source material from the album Leaf Cloak, Coppice Halifax and Zwei Kreise (also known elsewhere as frequent collaborator Axs) each contribute massive drone structures assembled from "Mintmorning", Leaf Cloak's closing piece. Zwei Kreise's "Channelwood Distillation" is a near half-hour of beautiful chord formations that slither around in a swamplike haze, anchored by a pulsing dub bassline and lightly painted over with some of ZK's own chilly electric piano melodies. The "Stoneship Threshold", built by Coppice Halifax, is perhaps as large and heavy as the title might indicate - massive pillars of impenetrable drones slowly expand and contract to reveal a flickering center of spattered delays and dubby organ stabs. The entire affair is over 76 minutes in length, making for some seriously deep listening. If Leaf Cloak was meant for the sunset, Mistmorning is meant for that still and silent time right before sunrise, when everything is calm and the world hasn't awoken yet.
released August 28, 2013
Written by Brian Grainger. #1 produced and remixed by Zwei Kreise. #2 produced and remixed by Coppice Halifax. Recorded in France and the United States, Spring/Summer 2013. This is Milieu Music number ABX22.