Galaxies like grains of sand. Warm worlds and otherwise. The word for world is forest. Yes, all the aforementioned are titles of classic science fiction works (by Brian Aldiss, James Tiptree, Jr., and Ursula K. LeGuin, respectively), and all mirror the elegaic soundworlds conjured by Resilience. A collaboration between Carpe Sonum artists Eric “the” Taylor and Si Matthews, their debut Forgotten World indeed resurrects eons past and the lurch of gigantic beings stirring amidst the undergrowth. With synths the volcanic color of atmospheric rust, nascent pads and passing electronic rainshowers percolate through the twilight of the semi-ominous, semi-reflective title track, a snapshot of long-gone triassic still-lifes. “Rising Heat and Steam” makes the most of Pete Namlook’s desire to foment ‘environmental mood music’, and as such, is a work of the highest order, mildly unnerving oozes curdling amidst the irising filters of a thousand plangent synths. Both Taylor and Matthews have quite a refined artistic sense of drama, emotions that are at play throughout and set the stage for some post-Tangerine Dream majesty during the near-five minute orchestrated hush of “Sustain”. Those looking for a wonderfully vivid combination of the organic and synthetic, of the expansive and sublime, could do worse than spending a cool evening lost on Resilience’s stark and ever-evolving stage.
released May 9, 2020
All tracks written by Eric Taylor and Simon Matthews.
Cover photo by Eric “the” Taylor.
Mastered by Black Particle.
Si would like to thank Helen, Robert, Sarah, and Lauren. Also my Mum and Dad (RIP). Special thanks go to Dan Armstrong, Sven Kössler, Dave at Carpe Sonum, and of course Eric for his wonderful work on this project.
Eric wishes to thank Dave at Carpe Sonum Records, Si Matthews for making this happen, The Fragile Fate, Binti, and Sophia Taylor.
Eric “the” Taylor recorded at Dreamland Studios, West Hurley NY, and ForceField Studios, Rochester NY.
We're here because of Pete Namlook. We were the North American distributor of FAX and decided to pay tribute to him with an 8-CD boxed set entitled Die Welt ist Klang. Since we couldn't release that box on FAX, we started Carpe Sonum.
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Mick Chillage appears to be able to master any style with ease. Here Mick returns to immersive electronic soundscapes a la Faxology or (M)odes but with AOC flavours in places. Another solid and moody release. Edit: perhaps a more cyberpunk feel than others.... Pablo Adaskabar