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Slow Earth Ritual

by Coppice Halifax & Variant

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Devin Underwood (Specta Ciera/Devroka)
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Devin Underwood (Specta Ciera/Devroka) Love it!! Time to turn the black lights on and fully soak this in.
A Strangely Isolated Place
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A Strangely Isolated Place Holy crap this puts me in a trance. When those highs come in slightly off beat but eventually fall in line again it’s like the universe opening. Hypnotic. Favorite track: Slow Earth Ritual.
John Richey
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John Richey this is superb! let me reiterate, it is superb.
Kris Knab
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Kris Knab A match made in heaven!! CH and Echospace put together two long form treats for your ears. The original by Brian and a remix from stephen hitchell's Variant. Very Highly recommended!!!
Μaπ Β
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Μaπ Β More than just files on plastic, this is an amazing care package from the label/artist! The music is addictive and immersive. Once it's in full throttle, you'll be entranced and moving along to the groove. I'm always a sucker for some claps and good hi-hat action, yum! Favorite track: Slow Earth Ritual.
David Prescott
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David Prescott Another classic reminiscent of a hazy sunny day. A perfect groove for deep listening or for just relaxing. Favorite track: Slow Earth Ritual.
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    Assembled one copy at a time at the White Pillar Workshop. Two 5" white inkjet printable recordable discs, duplicated via an Imation D20, packaged in a sturdy 100% recycled cardboard dual-digipak, with two 4x5" glossy photographic inserts (shot with a modified Holga CFN120) and custom printed black and white stickers on the front and back cover. Ships in a bubble-mailer with extra mailing tape to seal out harmful elements, and to keep your new sonic artifact dust and moisture-free. NOTE: First 20 copies shipping out immediately, remaining 80 copies ship mid-October.

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Slow Earth Ritual is a confluence of many different tributaries, running through the Halifaxian continent. It celebrates the hundredth release in the ABX subcatalog of post-Analog Botany recordings. It revisits, in sonic and photographic terms, the winding and tangential paths of Verdant Acre. It returns to the invocation of oceanic and forestial elements in the Coppice Halifax name itself. It is the culmination of a collaborative process with a close friend, confidante and longtime influence on the CH output, Stephen Hitchell of Echospace.

With this release, Stephen and I agreed to start with the aural compost of the Verdant Acre series - a dense ambient techno monolith replete with shades of GAS, Pole, The Caretaker, Andrew Deutsch, Rod Modell and of course Hitchell himself. We met each other in the Acre, across foggy time and midwestern space, and it all felt like we'd been there before, somehow. Using his Variant vessel (which I've done two extensive remixes for in recent years) Hitchell brought the falling stars and cosmic cultivars with him to my sentimental estate. For my part, I excavated a surreal structure from deep under the black forest dirt, an Earthen temple fashioned from igneous stone, petrified wood and the bones of long perished woolly mammoths.

Together, we transfigured the past into something that is not the past, the present or the future. Music that feels familiar, yet exists outside of time, suspending itself in an endless oscillation of vibration and rhythmic pulse. Unearthing these artifacts from past explorations with Variant is both an honor and a pleasure. It is worthy work that I feel will yield fruitful listening (and potentially subsequent crops) for years to come. Hitchell has unified the ocean of (Echo)space with my deification of unmapped vaporized forestry, both of us plunging lethargic and reckless into the frontier's long night. Slow Earth Ritual canonizes his creative work as a part of my own, and returns me to my own native soil in the process.


released September 28, 2019

W/P by Brian Grainger, except #2: Written by Brian Grainger / Produced & Remixed by Variant. Recorded at White Pillar + Echospace, date unknown. Mastered & engineered in Echospace by Stephen Hitchell. Photography & text by ABM&D. This is Milieu Music number ABX100.


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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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