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Artist
David Toop
ReleaseProduct
Entities Inertias Faint Beings
Label
Room40
Catalogue Number
RM475
Release Date
June 24, 2016

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Legendary artist, curator, performer and author David Toop surfaces (his first real studio recordings on over a decade) on Lawrence English’s Room40 label for this exercise in quiet minimalism and haunted ambience. This is an impeccably produced work that travels the globe in quest of something else. Japanese gagaku. Buddhist ritual from Bhutan, Korean Confucian music. Emi Watanabe’s flute. The sounds of recorded underwater creatures. Sylvia Hallett’s sarangi. The drumming of Rie Nakajima’s small mechanical process. John Butcher’s reeds. These are the things you will hear under Toop’s watchful guise and inspired ear. Tipped for fans of Jon Hassell, Max Eastley, Phillip Jeck, Helm, Ghédalia Tazartès, Wanda Group…

Digital Track List

  1. 1 Dry Keys Echo in the Dark and Humid Early Hours 2:40 Buy

    Dry Keys Echo in the Dark and Humid Early Hours

  2. 2 For a Language to Come 6:24 Buy

    For a Language to Come

  3. 3 Pieces of Wood and Iron, Phials of Odours 1:48 Buy

    Pieces of Wood and Iron, Phials of Odours

  4. 4 Sea Slug 1:40 Buy
  5. 5 Unspeakable Within It 2:20 Buy

    Unspeakable Within It

  6. 6 Compelled to Approach 2:32 Buy

    Compelled to Approach

  7. 7 Ancestral Beings, Sightless by Their Own Dust 7:48 Buy

    Ancestral Beings, Sightless by Their Own Dust

  8. 8 Setting Stones 4:12 Buy

    Setting Stones

  9. 9 Human Skin and the Stone Steps 2:34 Buy

    Human Skin and the Stone Steps

  10. 10 Things Just Went Sour Gradually All at Once 1:11 Buy

    Things Just Went Sour Gradually All at Once

  11. 11 Invertebrate Drawings 3:33 Buy

    Invertebrate Drawings

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