Ouija

by eyesix

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[MPORTANT NOTICE: Unfortunately, it has come to our attention that eyesix/Any Colour You Like/Jason Dowd has been stealing music from other artists and claiming it as his own.

ACYL has lifted generously from Cities of Earth:
citiesofearth.com/acyl/

and more info can be found in this Twoism thread:
www.twoism.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=13672&hilit=Eyesix

As far as we know, none of the tracks on this album have been written by others, but perhaps it's only a matter of time until we find out. The tracks have therefore been left up as "streaming only" to help folks determine if their music has been stolen by Jason.

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The imaginatively monikered eyesix is actually Irish electronica artist Jason Dowd, who has previously released a number of charming works on the Sparkwood label and now presents his debut on Carpe Sonum. His is a sound that would have once been ungainly referred to as ‘folktronica’, that hazy interstice lying betwixt animated, fey, ‘analog’ twerks and the gently cascading programmations of digitalia, made popular by Boards of Canada, Casino vs. Japan, artists on such labels as Plop and Audiodregs, and others of a similar ilk. Truth be told, the seeds of those progenitors can indeed be found sprinkled amongst Ouija's many tracks, but derivative of those styles it ain’t; eyesix tells many wondrous stories, but they’re his to tell, his small, enigmatic sonic parables being quite original in all respects.

Case in point is the chugging electro-psychedelia of “Dandelion Generator”, which posits an unholy merging of Fila Brazillia and Silver Apples, its LSD voice samples at once becalming and disturbing. Eyesix excel in creating tangible atmospheres, mood music for merry modular mavericks. “Lullaby No. 666” extends the substantive neo-noir themes but introduces a dollop of Grand Guignol creep into the analog bubblebath. Just goes to show that electronica needn’t be all little fluffy clouds to be aurally stimulating.

CD RELEASE WILL BE FORTHCOMING IN 2016, but is too far away to reasonably set up a pre-order. Our policy is and always has been that a digital album may be upgraded to a CD by paying the difference, so feel free to purchase the digital version now, and when the CD is out you can, if you wish, upgrade to the CD for $6.50 (difference in price between digital and CD) + shipping.

credits

released August 17, 2015

Design by Ciarán Byrne (happinesscage.bandcamp.com)

Big thanks to Dave at Carpe Sonum, Nick from Kahvi and of course Wes (Faex Optim), Seamus and Ciarán. I would also like to thank my mates and the folks at Sparkwood Records that gave me my first real break, and inspired me to keep going. I hope you enjoy the album –Jason

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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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