EP was the most spontaneously created of all six Mole Harness
releases so far. The three tracks were all made during June
2007, and the main bulk of the recording was done within
a couple of weeks.
is also the first release to have been made entirely in
James Brewster’s new home of Malmö, Sweden. There
is a greater inclusion than before of sounds taken from
the immediate and wider environment, all recorded using
contact microphones (which were being used for the first
15 minutes in length the multi-sectioned ‘as i walk
through walls but not windows’ is the obvious centrepiece
of the release. From the outset it demontrates an interest
in more deeply processed textures, and with the repetition
of small fragments of sound as a means of focusing attention
on the subtle details they contain. However as the track
develops Brewster’s trademark melodic layered guitars
then seamlessly emerge, before recombining with the initial
elements and building to a more rhythmic climactic section,
reminiscent of his earliest work.
contrast the two tracks which bookend it are both shorter
and completely unprocessed, their relative simplicity serving
to complement this lengthy and more complex central piece.
to 120 copies, sold out.
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