Label: Halocline Trance – HTRA007 Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, White Country: Canada Released: Nov 24, 2017 Genre: Electronic Style: Drone, Experimental
The third and final release from Halocline Trance for the calendar year is Perfect Lung, a collaborative album from Istanbul-based composer Ipek Gorgun and Ceramic TL aka David Psutka. A decadent yet durable offering of material sound, recorded remotely during 2016 + 2017 in Toronto, Ankara and Istanbul.
Seven songs of original, accidental music that span colour and feeling; the petroleum psychedelia of Ceramic TL framed by Gorgun’s precise and emotional landscapes. Inhaling/exhaling full register slabs hint at the multi-dimensionality of optimism and voicelessness...multiple things in multiple ways. Chill melodies plod then dissolve entirely like a casual toil. Whatever you like.
All creative output is eco-political in nature but this record avoids directive and cliche. Moments of clarity glint through piles of junk; total quantity mimics eruptions of precious material - an unrealistic examination of the concept of material value as defined by its relative scarcity...this album is a lot. A fixation with excess contrasts the corporeal impermanence of humans with the material half-life of their consumer existence. Our legacy is trash - stray objects inside the perfect lung... (NM/NM)
Tracklist 1 Tactics Is Hench 3:45 2 Activator, the Actualizer 4:41 3 We Lack the Clout the Decision Isn’t Ours to Make, There Was No Crusade After All 8:11 4 The Story of Our Salvation 3:29 5 Magnitude of Oblivion, Refrain of Pacific Calm 4:41 6 Aerosol Tropics 3:08 7 Perfect Lung Polymer Earth 4:19 8 We Were Big They Were Small, We Used to Be Crucial 4:26