The Radiophonic Workshop unveil the haunted electronics of their Burials In Several Earths for the newly minted Room 13 imprint. Composed of five long-form compositions these newly muted nighttime electronics cross waters bubbling with deep industrial drones that pull influence from the work of Brian Eno, David Cain, Sarah Davachi & Coil.
With each track reaching out to the twenty-minute mark, the Radiophonic Workshop exorcise their demons with these long form feelings of dismay. Each piece is haunted by a framework of swelling ambience that slowly seeps to the surface of your mind with a dread filled catharsis. Moving from zonal drone and death-dub to more traditional areas of neo-classical composition, each second is shunted forward with a strong astral techno projection.
Taking inspiration from Francis Bacon’s incomplete 1627 literary work New Atlantis (which was used by the Radiophonic Workshop founder Daphne Oram, as a manifesto for the original sound sorcery they famously produced in room 13 of the BBC Maida Vale studio complex in London) Burials In Several Earths keeps in line with the original workshop's science fiction indebted experiments by spilling forth the sort of hide behind the sofa atmospherics that gave the original group's recordings so much precedent within our collective consciousness.
Paying homage to what has come before, the vinyl edition of Burials In Several Earths is spread across four 10"s to mirror the 2003 Music from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop LP released by Aphex Twin's Rephlex recordings. With the album encased in fittingly spellbinding artwork by Folklore Tapes head researcher David Chatton Barker, Burials In Several Earths finds The Radiophonic Workshop moving into fresh ground and unexplored territories, while the studio techniques have been updated, make no mistake this is the Radiophonic Workshop of many people's dreams (or nightmares depending on who you ask). Four perfect examples of creaking, groaning songs from under the floorboards ring up while the legendary sounds on which the group was founded tap silently at the window.