Micro Landscape of a Bathroom Sink
I simply picked a random number as 'favourite track'. The entire album is a fantastic aural blanket. Relatively short tracks that set a strong mood. IDM/ambient/noise/whatever. It's good. Very good.
Favorite track: Dedication To Ellis B.
Rory Glacken has been heavily invested in Perth music for some time, documenting and presenting various events and archiving outsider goings-on. Their own efforts as Tourist Kid have been subtle and considered, with their live shows capturing recent attention. This EP marks their first release for a label.
"For me, the record itself came out of continual late night on-foot commutes from city to home, usually after clubbing or seeing close friends or whatnot. I have pretty bad tinnitus that acted up a bunch whenever I would be walking home which affected listening to music
and my engagement with the surroundings at the time.
Throughout the process of making this record, I became obsessed with the idea of how each person interprets & processes silence differently. I'd say live a life surrounded by, and constantly filled with other people, often the walks I take are therapeutic & have a degree of seclusion. I find the idea of cancelling out or ignoring the presence of background / ambient noise strange when It comes to listening to music, as it often filters through and affects my experience of listening. Whereas silence can often be seen as a complete vacuum of sound, I became interested in the idea of living in the presence of intrusive or ambient background noise without feeling the need to drown it out.
Tonally, I wanted to find a way of having 128KB samples - fragments and soft synths which mimic real instruments - to be able to coexist
and melt into something more ambiguous through layers of signal processing. The entire record was made on a laptop which isn't out of the norm for a lot of producers, however I feel that many feel shame or hide from that idea. I want to embrace the idea of trying to cultivate or sculpt an organic "non laptop" sound from purely digital means, whilst being able to keep both elements of natural & digital present.
Texturally, the record takes cues from ASMR & Musique Concrete however my primary focus was on cultivating spacial awareness. I understand the EP falls foremost under the Ambient / Drone category but a lot of the status quo factors in terms of time and form weren't in my interests and structurally I wanted something that felt generative & cyclical."
Discovered while on Bandcamp safari. Agreeable shades of krautrock and 90s IDM and beautifully measured. This is the kind of release that encourages me to spend way too much time going down the Bandcamp rabbit hole. AJ.