Recorded over a six year period, Sabbatical’s Sundown germinated in the cracks that separate the disparate moments of a life, and found its rhythms nursed in the openings that emerged between other projects. Finding inspiration in minimal, post-minimal and Fourth World composers such as Alvin Curran, Jon Hassell, and Dan Moorehouse, Sundown was produced with a large array of instruments, including autoharp, omnichord, melodica, various synthesizers, tape delay, bass guitar, and toy piano, but with each note these instruments make carefully folded into another. Reflecting its long conception, every track is exquisitely paced throughout, with a hushed but ever expanding sound palette that is as perfectly arranged as an 18th Century Japanese Floating World woodblock print whose borders can barely contain their evocative landscapes & intricately detailed interiors. Both grounded and cosmic, human and celestial, Sundown is laced with tones that are warmly frayed and seem to exist in some liminal space where Johannes Kepler’s Harmony Of The Spheres has been subtly destabilized, sounding nothing less than like a Fibonacci sequence that has been carefully, delicately plucked out of order.
Featuring a letterpress jacket w/ artwork by Risa Tolentino Mastered by
Jae-soo Yi of Sonority Mastering
Vinyl mastering by John Golden
Design By David Castillo
Edition of 300