Boomkat Product Review:
'Vinyl' was recorded on location in Sweden, Iceland, Austria and England using various microphones, media and formats and features the sounds of wind, waves, tone generators, piano, guitar and "other stuff". The tracks are two longer expanses of inimitable ambient drift clocking in at 14:44 and 15.14 respectively. Side A opens and closes to what we'd imagine to be field recordings, and moves through an internal system of mesmeric, plangent drone sonorities in between… maybe like a recording the electromagnetic radiance of some underground mine in the bowels of an icelandic volcano. Side B is more concerned with extreme tonalities, from the sustained and shrill notes which open the piece through to resonant aquatic bass shapes like the rubbed gongs of Thomas Köner and more explicitly doom-laced subbass quakes sounding like the prelude to the calving of a titanic wall of ice. Mixed in Berlin 2010. Mastered by Jason @ Transition. Recommended nocturnal listening.