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Vaporous Post

by Coppice Halifax

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  • Ultra-Limited Edition 24xCD-R Ashcan Set
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    ONLY TWO COPIES! Assembled by hand in the White Pillar Workshop, using cast-off and damaged materials accumulated from packaging several other releases through the years, in an attempt to keep a studio that is low-waste as possible. 24 white 5" recordable discs, printed and duplicated via an Imation D20, held inside six separate 4xCD plastic boxes. Each box contains a wraparound kraft cardstock insert, with a 2x4" glossy photographic offcut centered on the front and a white sticker label with black text on the back. Hand-numbering and an optional artist's signature sit on the bottom of each back cover, and the entire stack is held together with two thick rubberbands.

    NOTE: Buyer assumes all responsibility and purchases this set understanding that the materials used to create it are slightly damaged, that this is by design and that there are no refunds, returns or exchanges possible for this item. Additionally, this set cannot be obtained using store credit or be claimed as a reward via Fan Club membership, although Fan Club discounts will be honored.

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  • Limited Edition 4xDVD-R Data Disk Set
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Assembled by hand in the White Pillar Workshop. 4x white 5" recordable DVD-R discs containing 16-bit/44100 Hz master wavfiles, printed and duplicated via an Imation D20, held inside a clear plastic 4xCD box. The box contains a wraparound kraft cardstock insert, with a 2x4" glossy photographic offcut (taken from one of the 24 different photographs used for the Dripping Earth box set) centered on the front and a white sticker label with black text on the back.

    NOTE: These are data disc DVD-Rs, not readable in a standard CD player, containing audio in wavfile format that is readable via a computer's disc drive. With these, the listener may generate their file conversions of choice (MP3, FLAC, OGG, etc) or load the wavfiles themselves into a high-resolution player such as a Fiio X5, smartphone etc.

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about

Over time, a number of materials pile up through the process of packaging and shipping so many copies of so many releases, with a considerable amount of containers, sleeves and jackets that are discarded for cosmetic or other minor flaws. In the interest of wasting as little material as possible in my studio, I set these cast-offs aside until I have enough to use for assembling a new project entirely. This process has given way to what I have dubbed "Ashcan Editions" of certain releases - incredibly limited, built with recycled materials and often containing alternative mixes/versions of the original audio as well.

Vaporous Post is such a release, being born from a reprocessing of the master tapes for the sprawling 24xCD Dripping Earth set. The original recordings have been completely transfigured via a process involving mid-side equalization and pitch shifting, with warm analog reverb and compressors - an absolute reshaping and reimagining of this already deep and tangential source sound.

Sonically speaking, these revisions are much more ambient in tone and texture, with many of the details melted down and smeared through processing and re-placement. Still, the chord structures and shifts between changes remain present, even from a completely different vantage point, offering an experience that is somehow equal parts sub-vibrational drone, dub techno and ambient meditation. Influences of Variant's Vortexual series at Echospace, Wolfgang Voigt's first GAS album (as well as bits of Pop) and the late Michael Mantra's work all came to mind during these sessions.

It felt fitting then, that these reworks be carried in a physical vessel that is, in and of itself, a recycled object. The entire 24xCD affair exists inside six slightly damaged 4xCD plastic boxes, whose only flaw is that the inside hinges that hold the disc trays in place are broken. I have exactly twelve such cases, meaning there are only TWO copies of Vaporous Post in existence. As "Ashcan Editions" only tend to materialize when I have enough packaging I can re-fit, releases like these are sporadic and impulsive, and I quite enjoy having outlets like these to explore tangents and force myself to consider things in a packaging first/reverse engineered kind of way.

The two copies of Vaporous Post are signed and numbered, and sell/ship with the caveat that the buyer accepts the re-fitted/recycled aspect of the materials used. No returns or refunds, these are for the most dedicated collectors and listeners only. Considering the price of the original Dripping Earth series was $300, Vaporous Post has been priced to reflect the damaged nature of the cases, but also the uniqueness of the audio. Your consideration and understanding in this area is appreciated.

credits

released February 22, 2019

W/P by Brian Grainger. Transfigured at White Pillar Workshop, Winter 2019, using the original Dripping Earth session masters. Mastered by The Analog Botanist. Photography & text by ABM&D. This is Milieu Music number ASH0003, third in the Ashcan Editions subcatalogue of recycled and reconstituted works.

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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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