Fresh ambient cuts by Julian Edwardes on a new Shpwrec imprint! Shipwrec presents two new sublabels. Phainomena will focus on ambient, drone and experimental music. Wirwar takes us back to the hardcore roots of label owner Ferdi Maks. Since the start he s been close with dutch soundsystem Wirwar from Tilburg now releasing their first release in 23 years.
Always one to explore, Shipwrec have set sail and discovered a new isle of musical experimentation. Phainomena is a terrain for ambient introspection, dream-filled drone and stunning soundscapes. An old friend returns to the fold to inaugurate this venture, Julian Edwardes. Seven works of abstract immersion coalesce to create "Consonance." The Dutch artist journeys into far-flung realms and worlds, sweet silken synthlines and juddering noise being his transportation tools of choice. Off-centre echo and muted delay swirl in these audio planets. Mountains, oceans, unending skies are conjured as notes bulge, expand and disperse. Wildlife buzzes, chirps and trills in this land of sonic undulations, plants are given musical form with modulated ruffles as bleeps of cloud scud across an expanse of frequencies. An album of brilliant brightness, shifting shapes and unearthed undercurrents where expression is as ephemeral as it is eternal, a sentiment captured in Rob van Hoesel's sublime cover work. [info sheet from distr.]