Label: Past Inside the Present
エレキギターを使い非常に絞り込んだミニマルなコンポジションを続けるインディアナ拠点のミュージシャンWayne Robert Thomas。地元のアンビエントレーベルPast Inside the Presentより2021年6月25日に出版した姉妹作の内の一つである[Canticles of Bliss]。2019年10月から2020年の4月下旬まで何度も繰り返し録音をしたという気合のアルバムであり、緩い起伏を軸としたクラシカルなサウンドスケープが繰り返されるひたすらに美しい全7曲。11インチサイズのリトグラフが付属。限定200部にてLPフォーマットのみのリリース。姉妹作[Canticles of B-Sides]と合わせて是非。
160 gram black LP vinyl housed in a semi-gloss jacket. PITP branded labels. Record placed in black, anti-static inner sleeve with a .75 gauge archival polypropylene lining. Includes an 11"x11" lithograph containing tablature for a song on Canticles of Bliss. Shrink-wrapped.
"Initial recordings for 'Canticles Of Bliss' started in October of 2019 at my home studio located just south of Indianapolis. At the start of 2020 I continued recording songs off and on up until late April where I then took a break and then picked up the guitar again in July. By the beginning of August of that year I had everything wrapped up. An additional guitar was added to a track, as well as a mutated brass recording was featured on another. I used an electric guitar for the recordings while utilizing very little effects and a loop station. Quite a lot of the tracks I made ended up not making the cut and a considerable amount of time was then spent listening to a small selection of songs. They were rearranged a few times before I felt they could be finalized.
Although the works of Hildegard Von Bingen were an obvious inspiration in the title of this album, these seven songs aren't necessarily canticles in a religious sense. Nor can I sing that well, but instead have found a voice in the electric guitar which I have often felt to be an extension of my body. A few of these songs here were done in one take, often with a loop station accompanying the main riff. Many of the track titles are references to a place here in the midwest, a fictional map to a video game, or a phrase that really stuck with me. I hope for the listener that these songs will at least resonate with them in some way."