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Silhouettes II

by Coppice Halifax

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  • Limited Edition 10xCD-R Bagged Ashcan Set
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    Assembled by hand, one copy at a time, in the White Pillar Workshop. Ten (10) white 5" recordable discs, duplicated and printed via an Imation D20, held securely inside individual white cardboard jackets with black text/white labels on the front covers. All ten discs are held together in a stack by two colored rubberbands and placed inside a ziplock bag that comes in one of five different colors. A rugged cardboard "faceplate" is also stamped, numbered and signed by the artist, to be placed on the top of the 10xCD-R stack.

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  • Ultra-Limited Deluxe 12xCD-R Box Set Edition
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    All ten discs of the bagged edition of SILHOUETTES, contained in a thick black plastic case, with a wraparound recycled cardstock insert bearing two dawn yellow printed cardstock panels on the front and back cover, and a hand-cut rugged cardboard "faceplate" that sits inside the case, hand-stamped with the CH sun logo in black ink, with hand-numbering and the artist's signature on the back. Also includes TWO bonus CD-Rs not available in any other edition - AURORAL PHASE I (66:36) and AURORAL PHASE II (65:28) - totaling over 14 HOURS of deep Halifaxian interior landscaping!


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Umbral Phase X 01:12:57
Umbral Phase IX 01:11:47
Umbral Phase VII 01:12:43
Umbral Phase VI 01:18:46
Umbral Phase V 01:11:27
Umbral Phase IV 01:11:55
Umbral Phase III 01:11:13
Umbral Phase II 01:10:39
Umbral Phase I 01:18:01


Following the publication of the first half of the expansive Silhouettes session in September, the second half arrives just in time to close the book on 2020. With another ten Umbral Phases, Silhouettes II continues and concludes the bridge built between Milieu's Statuettes recordings and the Halifaxian Cantos, and establishes a unique through-line between the two very different projects...although these sessions happened so easily and naturally that I do wonder how much I was "establishing" anything, instead merely illuminating something that was already there to begin with.

Like the prior ten Phases, these variations mutate and transfigure only a few simple rhythmic and melodic elements into whole new soundworlds, recalling my work ethic on prior CH monuments such as Dripping Earth and Night's Moisture. Silhouettes is a deceptively minimal collection of sounds, and most if not all of the variance that can be observed between Phases is owed to the fact that each session's tonal content (minus a bass monosynth) is derived completely from the original tape masters for a different Statuettes piece. With those shapes aligned and established, the rest of the changes from Phase to Phase were topographical in nature - a BPM shift, a bass line that only ever fills in empty spaces, textural alterations on drum parts and real-time modulation of certain effects processors. The result is, hopefully a set of recordings that feels complete and linear but also manages to offer diverse moods and atmospheric conditions.

NOTE: As with the first Silhouettes set, there are two editions: A 10xCD-R bagged set which is a slightly larger run and priced more moderately, and a deluxe 12xCD-R boxed set that contains two additional sessions (Auroral Phase I & II) not present in other editions, with a shorter pressing run (a numbered set of four copies, and four more "Artist's Proof" copies for latecomers), offering a special option for collectors.


released December 4, 2020

W/P by Brian Grainger. Recorded at White Pillar Workshop, Summer 2020, using Milieu's Statuettes recordings and session materials alongside a Korg ES-1, Memphis Blue Beat, Behringer MS-1 and the R-EW modular processing path. Mastered by The Analog Botanist. Design and text by ABM&D. This is Milieu Music number ASH0006, 6th issuance in the Ashcan subcatalog.

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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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