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PENDANT To All Sides They Will Stretch Out Their Hands

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UON(Caveman LSD)や、ULLA、Exael等をフィーチャリングしながら、ドローン/アンビエント、エクスペリメンタルのキーレーベルとなっているHUERCO S.主宰のWEST MINERAL LTD.から、HUERCO S.、Brian Leedsの変名PENDANT名義でのニューアルバム。

HUERCO S.、PENDANT名義での待望の新作。最初は良くわからなかったけど、ドローン、アンビエンス、コンクレート、CARETAKERの引力とはまた違った、サイケデリックなサウンドを生み出しています。HUERCO S.周辺を追ってきた人、気になっている人は是非。間違い無いのではと思います。 (サイトウ)

▼ Tracklisting

A1.Dream Song Of The Woman (11:11)sample
B1.In The Great Night My Heart Will Go Out (12:08)
B2.Formula To Attract Affections (6:59)sample
C1.The Story Of My Ancestor The River (8:02)sample
C2.The Poor Boy And The Mud Ponies (9:21)
D1.Sometimes I Go About Pitying Myself While I Am Carried By The Wind Across The Sky (17:45)sample

Written just a week after 2018’s iconic “Make Me Know You Sweet”, this surreal, tripped-out sequel from the headier alter ego of Brian Leeds (Huerco S.) is darker, dubbier and more alien than its predecessor >> over an hour of ultra immersive, brain-fluxing hybridized sounds somewhere between Chain Reaction vapourtrails and concrète dream-building.
Captured in one take shots during the weeks following the last album sessions in 2018’, Leeds’ second Pendant album treads a similar netherworld path, channeling a stygian dream-sick effect that effectively explores a flipside to the sunnier prairies of his Huerco S.’ works, shoring us somewhere gauzily redolent of early Wanda Group and the starkest Bellows emissions, but better defined by eerily processed vocals and Lynchian sensibilities that locate it to North America’s dis/ possessed lands.
Ritualistic in craft and scope, the six extended tracks of ‘To All Sides They Will Stretch Out Their Hands’ are all titled in reference to indigenous American poetry and thus take shape as elusive, dream-like projections of Leeds’ subconscious and subvocalised thoughts. With a defocussed grain and swirl that perhaps emulates the effect of intoxication thru special herbs, the music acutely suggests altered states of mind, triggering meditations on memory and process reflected by a haphazard and impromptu recording technique. Leeds is a skilled producer, and working instinctively highlights a more fallible, arresting side to his sound - recording and processing vocals on the fly to control his machines less like a conductor and more like a sculptor. When the process hits complications - the DAW failing or outboard gear glitching out - his choice to leave these moments in the final cut allows us to consider the messiness and fallibility of art.
Leeds isn’t interested in making aesthetically perfect potted ambience. His narrative is rough and expressive, just as focused on texture as it is tone or rhythm. It’s a technique that suggests the heady cut ‘n paste sound of musique concrète, but doesn’t attempt to recreate it or position itself alongside that canon for academic gold stars. Firing his convulsing collages thru an array of effects gives his music the lively heartbeat of vintage dub, hidden under a fleshy DIY basement noise that could be traced back to Coil or Throbbing Gristle, mediating on memories with haptic strokes and a sense of inseparability between his layers of fuzz and physical forms.

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