Besides one compilation this was the first full release by someone other than myself (Antony Milton) on PseudoArcana. I had been a fan of Simon's for some time and wrote to him, somewhat nervously, and was actually surprised when he said yes to the offer of a release. And what a release! This is a huge ecstatic roar of an album and it remains one of my very favourite releases on the label.
""New release from doyen of English bedroom underground scene. Two epic tracks, the first a very skewed take on religious chant which retains a genuine and relevant reverence at the same time as it forges a whole new path through both laptop electronica and devotional music. The second is a huge track characterised by ripping great digitally distorted drones which seem intent on tearing through the bullshit (Maya?) to reveal a clearer world beyond... All recorded on a small island off the coast of Scotland..."
"Both Katotohanan and what makes me dive in headfirst were composed between November 2001 and January 2002 during a sojourn on the Scottish island of Jura.
Thanks go to Antony Milton, for his enthusiasm and encouragement; to Charles Talabis, for his voice; to Rose and Charles Fletcher for Rose Cottage; and to Ani Ngawand Drölma for the introduction. "
released February 2, 2002
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