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Aperus ‎– archaic signal

  • GEOPHONIC RECORDS
  • Release year 2020
  • 9 tracks, 63 minutes
  • CD in 5 x 7 cello sleeve + photo cards

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12,31 €

Aperus (Brian McWilliams) presenting an amazing, storytelling album of trippy space music with a great dose of bliss!

"We're living on the edge of town near a green belt of trees in the high desert of New Mexico. I wake up, get ready for the day, and hear a bird singing outside the window. The window's open slightly so it filters out the background noise while letting the high end pass through unobstructed. I'm struck by the beauty of the sound and begin recording. It occurs to me that the bird isn't just singing, it's trying to signal another bird as it's evolved to do over countless millennia. We're hiking the La Cienaguilla Petroglyphs exploring a mile long section of ancient symbols. I'm surprised at how many images cover the rocks and canyon and how directly they speak to me. We move slowly from one panel to the next. You point out the highlights while I photograph them with my camera. Some look ancient while others look like the future seen through the lens of the past. The thought goes through my head – “these petroglyphs are a signal from then until now”. I've tuned into a favorite website to work with a high powered radio antenna at a university in the Netherlands. I spend hours moving through the frequencies recording cosmic noise, news reports, and obscure number stations. A few more adjustments and the shortwave transmits a call to prayer as the audio recorder runs in the background. The needle's not quite on the frequency so the singer sounds squelchy and out of focus while a voice from another station occasionally bleeds through. After three iterations, the title of the album becomes clear and I feel compelled to explore the ideas I've gathered." ( Brian McWilliams, 2020 )

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