Title: Paradise Yard
Vinyl: Sold Out
Description: ‘Paradise Yard’ is ambient minimalist composers Darkroom’s second release with Champion Version. The source material was recorded by Andrew Ostler with guest bassist Jordan Muscatello during the Champion Version Edition 1 live event, which was held Thursday, 12 October 2017 in London. These initial recordings were then reconstructed, edited and mixed by Darkroom members Andrew Ostler and Michael Bearpark with suggestions from Elif Yalvaç whose voice recordings are featured between February and June 2018. Restrained and elegant, the stature of Darkroom’s innate talent emerges in their treatment of the original recordings focussing and polishing them into extraordinary clear and new forms. Faint sound experiments extend into dream-like figments, while intricate manipulations build, resonate and disperse. More abstract than much of their previous catalogue with echoes of tape minimalist compositions and cinematic sound art, ‘Paradise Yard’ is a remarkably enduring piece of work. Incredible indeed.
Track(s): 1. Heavenly Meter 2. Paradise Yard
Edition: Limited to one copy per person/household
Released: 28 October 2018