Euphotic - Conjugate Regions
Paralyzed within the sonic breakers. The force of waves preventing consciousness from moving out while the undertow constantly pushes against. Conjugate Regions has this effect on thoughts. Aural details so finite and crystalline, causing trans-fixation within the moment. These sounds are completely unnatural, equating them to known causes and experiences would be an unsuccessful monumental task. There is no need for this though, after pressing play, new sonic shapes grow within the mind. They form landscapes, creatures and passage of time. Trepidation mixed with curious astonishment, there is no need to move forward or back. A fascinating world articulates around us, energy building to crumble and build again. All of this done with a mesmerizing brilliance and patient love.
Euphotic is the work of three highly skilled artists/musicians. Cheryl E. Leonard, a composer of explored sonic fringes and who Lost in a Sea of Sound had the pleasure of recently describing Antarctica: Music from the Ice. Tom Djll, an electronics guru of sounds, and trumpeter. Bryan Day, an artists building new sound machines and composing new pathways. All three individuals with years of experience, patients and a desire to create beyond the thresholds of listener's dreams. This composition titled Conjugate Regions contains four lengthy tracks devoted to extraordinary resonance from the physical world. The harmony between these musicians is perfectly balance and expertly crafted. As mentioned, the sound details are vivid and striking, but never become overwhelming. Conjugate Regions is a pleasure to experience.
Released on cassette by the IKUISUUS, a long running label for beautiful fringe music from Finland. Tapes are in an edition of one hundred and are currently available. With euro to us dollar fairly close and shipping reasonable, buying music from Europe has become more doable for residents in the states. Not sure how this is for our continental neighbors though.