As the final installment of 2012’s multi-album work, “The Year in Sound and Magic”, “Shadows of the Fall” brings the 3-part work to a shimmering, effervescent close. While there are still moments of dissonance and tension here, the overall mood is one of peaceful resolution: we have been through the dark times of “Animism in the Digital Age” and traversed the stygian, twisting passageways of “Runic Telemetry”. Now the shadows of Autumn take on an iridescent glow in the splendid light of the harvest moon.
Using source material from the same 2011 recording sessions that gave birth to “Animism in the Digital Age”, “Runic Telemetry” continues down a similar—sometimes luminous, sometimes stygian—path as its predecessor. The very real phenomenon of Quantum Listening, that we alter the very state of what we hear by the manner in which we hear it, is further explored here. This theme will resonate with all those who believe that in order to truly understand life, we must listen to our fullest capacity in all moments.
“Animism in the Digital Age” is an attempt at resolving the trajectory that we as a species are on, as technology becomes more and more central to our lives, with the very real need to consider our interactions with animals as a primary influencer in our evolutionary consciousness.
The source material comes from a long night of recording in the Fall of 2011. This raw material was then subjected to an improvised, though disciplined, process, and further editing. The eventual goal is to complete this process with the remaining recordings, releasing short form EPs until a unified full length is ready for release in Winter 2012.
Released the day after the 2011 Winter Solstice, Cirpica takes a cue from the process-oriented minimalism of the mid 1970s. The three extended movements are frosty, dramatic and emotional. Think of them as the soundtrack to a book that hasn’t been written yet, but that you will surely want to curl up with in the deep, dark Winter. Sample the music and purchase the album at iTunes, eMusic or Amazon.