TQA026 / ADS08 : Talvihorros / Ekca Liena

by TQA Records



Aural Diptych Series # 8 : Talvihorros / Ekca Liena

Released: August 31st, 2012
Label: TQA Records

Double-split 3" CDR placed on a heavy stock folded & printed insert, packaged in a felt-textured harvest yellow envelope, with printed artwork by New York City-based artist Elayne Safir. It includes two sets of diptych photography by Montreal-based artist Meryem Yildiz. Inner artwork by Keith Rankin. This releases comes with a digital download code. LIMITED TO 100 COPIES ONLY.

ADS08 features two of UK's best ambient newcomers in the recent years: Talvihorros & Ekca Liena. Talvihorros is London based composer Ben Chatwin’s study of guitar and electronics. Numerous techniques are used to coax a myriad of sounds from both acoustic and electric guitars. Home-made and vintage electronic equipment are used to process and manipulate recorded material into dense and dark sound collages, augmented with analogue synths, organs, bells, percussion and static. He has released on Hibernate Recordings and Denovali Records. Meanwhile, “Daniel W J Mackenzie AKA Ekca Liena effortless blend of delicate electronics, spiraling synth motifs, melancholic guitar passages and far out celestial tones exploration have found their way on labels such as Under The Spire, Home Normal, Small Doses and the now-defunct Dead Pilot Records.

For this release, Talvihorros creates an epic two-part piece for his side of the split, inspired by the 7 days of creation. Ekca Liena's three-part side magically fits and completes Talvihorros' side in an extremely surprisingly way. Both artists did not discuss any themes beforehand, yet both sides feel as part of the same album, thus the common title "Swarm with Swarms". A perfect blend of noise and atmosphere from both artists - one of our Aural Diptych series' finest split.

Talvihorros / Ekca Liena - Swarm with Swarms

Disc 1 :
1. Talvihorros - Swarm with Swarms 08:40
2. Talvihorros - Across the Expanse of the Heavens 07:44

Disc 2 :
1. Ekca Liena - Ennui Refined Room 08:15
2. Ekca Liena - Air Did Mimic Erosions 09:09
3. Ekca Liena - Delatinised 04:25


released August 31, 2012



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