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Quietly levitating, rustic folk drone and windswept Wolfgang Voigt-like ambient strings, making up the time-dilating debut from Brighton’s Michael Tanner (United Bible Studies) and Alison Cotton (Saloon, The Left Outsides). There’s a fine line with modern classical/ambient expressions of this nature, but thankfully it’s one that this duo know how to navigate gently and without much recourse to cliche.
“Beyond the field that is watered with tears, in the forest where the fog never clears, past the tree that grew like a broken finger, behind the waterfall, to the side of the natural alter, there is a room. In that room, behind the bookcase, on the middle shelf, standing alone, is an unnamed book that contains no words but the key to the door to hell.
Reckno is extremely proud to present the first tape by Michael Tanner and Alison Cotton, musically these recordings sit somewhere between the levitational glow of Michael's 'Witch Elder' and the stately neo-gothic duskiness of the Left Outsides yet there is a more sombre mood present here: these pieces drip with dark magic, old time religion and anti light.”