Boomkat Product Review:
**4LP boxset with individually numbered certificate of ownership** Robert Haigh is surely one of the only artists who's released records on both Nurse With Wound's avant-garde stable, United Dairies, and legendary Jungle label, Moving Shadow. With 'Time Will Say Nothing' Vinyl On Demand expose the experimental ambient roots of an artist who would go on to make timeless rave classics such as 'Renegade Snares' and 'Helicopter Tune' as Omni Trio, checking his four albums produced between 1982-1984 as Sema, plus bonus tracks from his dalliances with United Dairies. The original LPs were first issued on Haigh's own Le Rey label out of Hertford subsequent to his early dabblings in Industrial funk groups Truth Club and Fote. They form a strange and haunting body of work integrating pianos, orchestral instruments and experimental techniques in a neo-classical and minimalist approach. His compositions are generally either long or quite short, taking time to create miasmatic drones and inter-dimensional collages, or working to acutely, efficiently melodic agendas. Their rich appreciation of light and dark, emotion, texture and atmosphere can be taken as a sort of rarified, inverted, and primal precursor to his kinetic rave creations: it's not such a push to draw clear distinctions between the two. For fans of NWW, Kevin Drumm, Terre Thaemlitz, this is definitely one to check.