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Valleyfoam

by Coppice Halifax

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Valleyfoam 08:56
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Versionfoam 09:17
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Violetfoam 44:00

about

Much like ABX99 (Iced White) or other expanded singles before it, Valleyfoam was previously issued on a digital compilation at Cold Fiction Music, and now finally sees its first physical edition release, backed by two previously unreleased cuts.

Valleyfoam (and the second cut, presented here as Versionfoam) originated as rehearsal takes laid down prior to the live set broadcast that would later become Vibrafoam Dub. These two tracks offer rugged dub techno rhythms with sampled drum breaks, crumbling chords and a wide array of filter and delay processing. Built out of an almost entirely analog hardware rig and done in single takes without overdubs, only some equalization and bandpass filtering was applied in post during the mastering phase. Following these two tracks is an extended 40+ minute piece called Violetfoam, which was built from tonal content and the same sampler's percussion as the original recordings, explored and laid to tape in the Spring of 2019. Violetfoam resembles other deep cuts, which will be recognizable to those familiar with Arborist's Excavations, Dripping Earth and the recent Deep Works retrospective - drone minimalism cast like a curtain over sub-bass drum low end anchoring.

With these two supplemental works, Valleyfoam joins the list of singles-expanded-into-albums such as River Tableaux, Raft, Rainwater Chrestomathiad and Earthworks, all of which trace their provenance back to seeds planted on CFM compilation albums.

credits

released October 22, 2019

W/P by Brian Grainger. Recorded at White Pillar, 2018-2019. Mastered by The Analog Botanist. Photography, text and design by ABM&D. This is Milieu Music number ABX102. www.milieu-music.com / www.analogbotany.com

Special thanks to all of the members of the Milieu Music Fan Club at Patreon (www.patreon.com/analogbotany). 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 / Christ S / Damian H / Levi G / Brian C / Arthur W / Joel B / Peter H-B / Rik J / Jose S / David P / Helge J / Peter C / Alan A / Alex G / Seth B / David T / Devin H / Mathieu L / Andy B / Francois H / Benoit P / J.C. Bastos / Michael R

Many humble thanks to the subscribers of the Deep Earth series. Without them, this music might not exist, and if it did, you might not be able to hear it. Support deep electronic mining initiatives today: malfokusita.bandcamp.com

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Coppice Halifax Dayton, Ohio

Analog Botany, since 2005.12.08. Impressionist techno and bedroom fantasist electronics. Compost instead of composition.

I also release music as Milieu: milieumusic.bandcamp.com

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