I loved this from first hearing, listened in the garden and David’s remark ‘Do you want to try it again’ made me jump lol. So I listened again. Superb work reminding me of some kind of dystopia like ’High Rise’ or ‘Waiting for Godot’. Stunning.
This music was originally released on a single track CD as Core 01 in 2017. A revised and remastered version was released for Record Store Day 2019 on limited edition white vinyl as Core 01LP. This 24-bit Bandcamp master is essentially the LP version without the fade out at the end of side one.
released June 25, 2019
Rhodri Davies: lap harp, table harp, vibraphone, radio
David Sylvian: voice, vocal treatments, electronics
Mark Wastell: tam tam, cracked ride cymbal, chimes, Indian temple bells, singing bowls, metal chain, tubular bell, concert bass drum
Toshimaru Nakamura: no-input mixer
Original text: Bernard Marie Koltès
Compositional structure: Mark Wastell
Mixing and mastering: Rupert Clervaux
Cover photograph: David Sylvian
Voice, vocal treatments, and electronics recorded by David Sylvian, Los Angeles, 2014. No-input mixer recorded by Steve Bates and David Sylvian, Montreal, 2012. Tubular bell and concert bass drum recorded by Matthew Sansom, Surrey University, 2006. All other instrumental parts recorded by Rupert Clervaux, Studio 3, London, 2017–02–18.
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After three tries, I was still having a hard time figuring out what I felt about this record. I ended up assuming that if I came back to it twice without treating it as a chore, it meant that I was liking it.
This’ll probably stand out as a UFO in my collection. Peaceful and deceptively simple in appearance. Alice M.