Process-driven and contextually anchored, the Still Moves soundworks comprise tracks of seductive unease. Filmic, atmospheric and yet intimate, subtly melodic without being overly musical, they explore the abstract quality of sound while focusing on its transformative potential to evoke a magnified sense of place.
Static's three tracks telescopes time and meaning, serving as both an elegy and a celebration of the history, culture and eradication of Tyneside’s proud ties to the sea. While its primary maritime occupations have been decimated by a shameful political ideology, within the physical and cultural contours of daily life, indelible stories held in the world beneath our feet are suggested in tracks that explore what has been lost, taken, forgotten or ignored. Includes a powerfully emotive recording of award-winning poet Robin Robertson reading his specially written chronotopic poem, Sea Fret.
released June 25, 2018
All tracks written, recorded and produced by Russell Mills and Mike Fearon at Shed Studio, Ambleside, Cumbria.
Art and design by Russell Mills.
Photography by Russell Mills.
Design assistance by Michael Webster.
Mastered by Mike Fearon at Shed Studio.
Published by Touch Music (MCPS).
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Easily one of the best the best albums released this year.
Fennesz has created an ambient masterpiece by digging deep into some of the more familiar elements of deep ambient, but in shaking the soil, giving them a new lease of life and power.
The bass elements are deeply textured; a course drone, resembling a mumble.
There's certainly a melodic element, but they are contextualised into a somewhat dissonant soundscape, which is what gives the compositions their resonance.
Superb. Michael Mueller