New full length album by one of France’s most singular contemporary composer. Reflecting on ancient culture’s use and reverence for emblematic monuments which most often represent myths and stories, the album’s narrative has been infused with such symbolic and depicts an envisioned mythology, unfolding through it’s 10 aural pieces. Franck Vigroux‘s music is unique and comprised of tectonic tension, pulsating rhythms and abrasive analog textures like few can produce. Applying his own calculated personal signature in his sonic explorations his distinctiveness comes not only by his unique approach to sound but also by his incorporation of new media practices and performing arts into his A/V work.
Mastering by Denis Blackham.
Cover Photography by Emile Barret, model Armand Yerly / 2010
Double Vinyl Edition of 500 copies in matt laminated Gatefold Sleeve.
10 Tracks. Running Time 55:10. UPC: 0694536562578
CD Edition of 500 copies in matt laminated 4 panel Digipak.
10 Tracks. Running Time 55:10. UPC: 0694536562585
The technical prowess of Visions matched with the cosmic energy of Phurpa takes this particular sort of sacral/ritual ambient to truly impressive heights. I, also, can’t help but feel that their hearts are absolutely behind every second of this.
Read the full review at This Is Darkness:
http://www.thisisdarkness.com/2018/05/22/visions-phurpa-monad-review/ This Is Darkness
Now THIS is the black ritual ambient your mother warned you about. Or if I were your mother, I'd sneak it into your music player. Peter Johan Nijland and his crew of percussionists in O SAALA SAKRAAL lay down the law on this shattering two-part debut.
It's dark, it's earthy, it's airy, it's got gravity in spades. It proportions perfectly the silences and intensities in an album that reflects the revolving processes of nature and spirit. What other label, then, to put this out, than Cyclic Law? Odile A. O. Strik / Evening of Light