Thee Koukouvaya : witches' jelly
SOUND IN SILENCE
Release year 2015
1 track, 29 minutes
CDr in Cardboard Sleeve.
New project between John O’Hara and Brian Wenckebach, who is also one half of Brooklyn’s electronica/shoegaze duo Elika, after their debut 2-track single on Everything Is Chemical netlabel in 2014. Thee Koukouvaya is the conceptual aural sister city to Vilandredo, Rethymno, on the island of Crete. The group’s architects, based on the East Coast, introduce themselves with the 28-minute Witches’ Jelly, an epic ambient journey built upon three movements packed with glacial drones, layers of modular synthesizer, and generative digital sequences. Both ominous and celebratory, Thee Koukouvaya engineer inhuman otherworldliness steeped in sci-fi paranoia. The result is a deliberately damaged music, generating a sonic liminal space between the organic and the mechanical. This is a limited edition of 115 handmade and hand-numbered collectible copies, packaged in a lovely hand-stamped black cardboard envelope with the front cover image printed on a polaroid style photo paper and a transparent paper insert.
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