A-Sun Amissa's debut album. Mournful strings, guitars, and dark ambient shadings conjure a haunted, reverberant soundtrack for the end of days, and for one funereal minute after another, cello, violin, and guitars quietly wail, as if caught within some slow-motion death spiral.
Release date: March 2012
Catalogue #: GZH37
Formats: CD / Digital
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"the results of this debut are sturdily-fleshed and possessing an atmosphere that could reduce a house party yo a state of nauseating tension. Much of this power comes from a rusted industrial aesthetic that lurks in the periphery of perception, the mechanical hums and wavering synths reminiscent of a foundry gone the way of the dinosaurs, but it’s the trio’s spare string compositions that form the soul. Guitars pick out hazy half-melodies at a glacial rate, a lone cello teases out wave after wave of cold isolation and menace from darkness, and strings are scraped and stretched to the boundaries of audibility. The finished product is an unsettling work that, for all this talk of solitude, is peculiarly both beautiful and comforting.” Rock-a-Rolla
CD First Pressing:
1000 - 6 page digipak
CD Second Pressing:
300 - August 2019 in silkscreened packaging by Death Rattle Press
Richard Knox - gtrs/field recordings/drones
Angela Chan - viola/piano/voice
Owen Pegg - gtrs
All tracks composed, recorded and mixed by A-Sun Amissa, mostly at Cloud Blunt Moon between September and December 2011.
Additional tracking and mixing at City#1. Cello on 1 & 3 by Florence V.J. Fawcett.