Saturday, 15 May 2010
Buddha on the Moon - Between Seasons
Simply put, "Between Seasons' is one of the most uplifting and beautiful albums I've heard in years.
It is the third album from Buddha on the Moon, a Texas-based sonic escapist exploring and obfuscating the gray boundaries of song, drone, and soundscape.
BotM's previous album, ‘The Last Autumn Day,’ came out in 1998, and the near-dozen intervening years should have been sufficient for at least a half-dozen more albums; but not existing as a proper band, with no time tables for rehearsals, shows or tours has a way of stretching time and so conventional norms of schedule or agenda become obsolete.
As such, 'Between Seasons' came about at its own pace, on its own time and space, recorded, sampled, processed and tweaked, mixed and remixed, forgotten and rediscovered over a period of four years using a wide array of digital and analog media, mountain dulcimer, kantele, guitars and basses acoustic and electric, various synthesizers, and a collection of 'modestly-priced microphones'.
The album is STRICTLY limited to 50 copies & available from 24 May. The CDR release costs 5GBP and is available for pre-order now.
I have uploaded 'When They Were Close (for friends estranged)' on to andrewpaine.bandcamp.com for a limited period only.
POSTAGE & PAYPAL INFORMATION - CDRS - In the UK, please add 50p towards p&p for one disc, £1 for 2 or more. Outside the UK, please add £1 towards p&p for one disc, £2 for 2 or more. Paypal is preferred - the address is sonicoysterrecords (at) yahoo (dot) co (dot) uk.