"Multifarious Visions from the Sonic Margins"

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Terrascopic View of The Ley Hunter's Companion

In this week's second very welcome review the good folks at Terrascope Online have included The Ley Hunter's Companion in their December issue of Rumbles, here's what they have to say:

 "The Ley Hunter's Companion" is a two track EP whose opening cut is strongly reminiscent of Manuel Göttsching's seminal trance epic "E2-E4." The basic rhythm and style is augmented after a few minutes by an analogue-sounding addition, while the base sequence flickers and mutates. At the end of the track a lovely analogue lead line emerges, alas far too briefly. The second cut opens with a softly shimmering sequence reminiscent perhaps of Terry Riley, with more hints of Ashra coming in later."

Thanks guys!

full issue here:  http://www.terrascope.co.uk/Reviews/Rumbles_December_11.htm

Copies are still available direct from the label, email dissolving (dot) records (at) yahoo (dot) co (dot) uk for prices and shipping.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Foxy Digitalis on The Ley Hunter's Companion

 A bit of an odd duck in the best sense, Sub Loam’s “mini-album” is a two-track, 30-minute meditative synth journey, a CD housed with a dedicated map-like poster in a 7-inch jacket.  Containing two classy synth pieces, it’s an album that exalts the peculiar potential of a car trip for reflection, relaxation, and meditation.  This in-car reflection always comes with solitude, and Sub Loam recognizes this and gets them out of the way, immersing the listener in the repetitive sequencer bliss of a blurry countryside passing by.
Both of these pieces are heavily indebted to certain aspects of ‘70s space and Kosmische music.  “Lines In The Landscape” is a minimally changing arpeggiated sequence anchoring a hovering Kosmische-inspired theme.  Although the daydream is broken rather abruptly at the end of the track, we move quickly into the equally mesmerizing “Odyssey.”  This is a slightly faster sequence that features a prominent flanger effect and, again, minimal variation, until it slowly floats away.
Although it was released in time for “summer holidays,” the trip is equally comfortable listening in these winter times.  Limited to 230 copies, this is a nice little document.


Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Back Catalogue & December Update

For anyone who is new to the label or wants to explore the catalogue an unofficial discography of dissolving releases can be viewed at discogs:


(Some items are still available, sales via the usual email)
 Keep an eye out in the new year for new dissolving and related releases, an album will be released in January/February via Boomkat and there are a few more projects in various states of completion to follow throughout the coming year which I'm quite excited about.

All new albums/etc. will as always be announced here as and when....

As always any sales, enquiries, messages, etc. welcome at dissolving.records@yahoo.co.uk