Gail Priest :: Heraclitus in Iceland (Metal Bitch)

A reflective, cerebral and moodily introspective travel through natural elements and atmospheres of deep quietness.

Gail Priest is an Australian sound artist and organic ambient music composer who has been active since a handful years. Notable materials have been released on her own label and also on Kate Carr’s DIY independent label Flaming Pines in 2012. This release is guided by the image of the eternal return firstly approached by the antique poet / philosopher Heraclitus.

The continuous sound forms and sustained enveloping textures of this album seem to follow this metaphor of a sovereign spiritualized nature whose life is moved by cycles and engaged in perpetual movements. Her previous releases admit a certain taste for microtonal sound aesthetism and spacious sound sculptures. With a refined musical sensibility, this album explores green field-recordings and sculpted sound waves, slowly moving droney variations, acoustic resonances, metallic reverbs, vocal mantra-like improvs, and timbral manipulations on various objects. A reflective, cerebral and moodily introspective travel through natural elements and atmospheres of deep quietness.

Somewhere in between conceptual contemporary music in the spiritual or radical minimalist direction (notably from women composers such as Franca Sacchi, Christina Kubisch), soothing ritual ambient experimentalism (Klaus Wiese, Vidna Obmana, Alio Die et al) and lowercase / microsound school (Bernard Günter.)

Heraclitus in Iceland is available on Metal Bitch.

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