The second edition - February - of my awesome and/or stupid 2009 project is ready. For those unaware of the project: It’s a challenge in which I force myself to record and release a record within each month of the year 2009.
Unlike the “Winter” album there were no constraints for this record, but I quickly felt like I wanted to continue with an idea for music I already touched in “The Aesthetics of Clouds” which you can find on “Winter”. Dense yet soft sounds, slowly moving and progressing, a bit like … clouds. Most of the songs rely heavily on a sort of tape delay plugin I have, which I fed any sound I felt was appropriate for coloring the cloud. Some compositions are more electronic, others more acoustic, but always cloudy. As you guessed by know, the record is titled “Clouds”. Comparing it to other artists is not so easy, but I would guess a mellow Tim Hecker drone might come close, or maybe you can sense a little bit of similarity to a Stars of the Lid or Mountains composition. I tried to make it drone out, lots of fuzzy/blurry sounds with an undercurrent of melancholic melodies. Slow movements, but moving. You can listen below if this sounds a bit vague.
Besides a cd, a little insert explaining things, the cardboard box also contains actual clouds. No kidding. See for yourself in the picture. The whole package costs 8 euro, shipping will probably be 3 or 4 euro depending on where you live. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want one. The cd is limited to 28 copies, because that’s how many days there are in February, making this the most limited cd of them all. Ofcourse there’s an unlimited digital download pay whatever free forever version over at http://2009.bandcamp.com.
In all honesty, if you’d ask my opinion; I think it’s slighty less succesful than “Winter”, but I am still happy with it. It works excellent as headphone music, especially when you can see night clouds floating by. Try it.