Features a solid black C32 cassette with printed labels and a J-card crafted from premium 260gsm cardstock. The cassette is securely housed in a clear case without pins and is wrapped in protective cellophane. Only 50 copies available worldwide!
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includes a bonus extended version of the track Palinopsia.
Large glacial towers of guitar float across an expansive horizon, leading to warm moments of true self-reflection…
Decaying Spheres offers an engrossing journey, with a release that taps into the sublime might of nature to posit emotive expressions of identity in an inordinate world.
In just four tracks, Canadian musician Logan Scott – under the moniker Pulvil – presents swathes of sonic landscape while weaving a moving narrative through it. From Creation, with its gritty noise like sheet rain partially smearing the dreamy vista. Its prolonged melodic guitar notes, swirling like an unfathomably large and blurred entity at the zenith of the listener’s viewpoint. Its cold but mystic tone sounding like a religious spectacle in a torrential downpour. To the conclusive track, Palinopsia, providing an altogether more warm and internal sound. Asura’s once sharp tones cooed into a soothing and untroubling form, emotive pads free to blossom in calm, gratifying air. In this way, Pulvil navigates, over the course of the release’s runtime, from the overwhelming corporeal noise of the external and observed down into the more dulcet and elegantly emotional currents of the observer.
Organic sounds play a large role. In the aptly-named Heavy Air, for instance, the pressuring weight of the atmosphere is communicated through the unquenchable drone-roar of amplified strings. One can still hear the recognisable steel cadence in the more graceful and animated movements, beyond the saturated air in the middle distance, illustrating an ability to effectively layer aspects to create perspective.
Asura is a striking coalescence of spirit and surroundings. Vulnerability shown in deeply personal movements is, at first, battered by harsh sonic elements that appear unknowable, before the two aspects embrace in a spiritual catharsis, allowing pure emotion to bloom and swirl unhindered.
With Asura, Decaying Spheres welcome a distinctive artist and a notable release. Salient in its explorations of emotional vulnerability in harsh and ultimately impenetrable elements.
released April 28, 2023
Produced by Pulvil
Artwork by Krystyna Curtis
Mastered by Tim Crompton
Words by Liam Murphy
This is a spellbinding piece of work. Huge sound that envelopes you and creates a feeling of pure emotion that sweeps you along.
I listened to the cd on my way to work in one go which I think is the way to digest this properly.
I can hear many influences but for me the album brought to mind Seefeel and late electronic period Cocteau Twins, most notably Feet Like Fins and Seekers Who Are Lovers which are two of my favourite tracks by them.
Packaging is a labour of love too.🙏 andrew noakes
I already loved Fran's music, but he's now moved into the first division! Each of his releases is a jewel in a different way. Here he uses a combination of beautiful textures and melodies with beats. Normally, beats aren't my thing, but here the effect is very inspiring, not dissimilar to the best Helios work. This is life-affirming music that brightens your day. Allister Thompson