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.
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 time).
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.
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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