As with all the seasons, none are complete without an atmospherically affected album at Milieu Music. Winter Blurring is exactly what the title indicates, and more - it is a longform construct of distilled cold and chilly dampness, melted down and rendered inert via warmth-generating rhythms and bass. Soft tints of orange and red crackles play at a screen of frozen chords and glassy drones, and the fuzz of fuzzy blankets gently covers up the drums, removing all corners and hard angles in favor of round eroded edges. Winter Blurring is also a literal crossover piece, taking a significant amount of its source sound from the final EP of this year's Workingman's Drone series, Ten Thousand Winters. As that series ends, and the new Static Pharming series begins, it only felt natural and appropriate to create a single bookend piece for both of them, making Winter Blurring just as much a drone piece as a dub techno one.
released December 21, 2012
W/P by Brian Grainger. Recorded at Botany Bay, December 2012. This is Milieu Music number ABX17.