NB. The digital download of this album varies from the cassette version as the latter was mastered directly to tape by the label.
a restless body
on the other side
casts it's shadow
on butterfly wings
released July 12, 2016
branch tapes 22
From the label:
Early synth tracks from øjeRum. The tracks are raw & intimate evoking a sense of home & so everything done on this project was a move to echo that. Everything about the tape was done in basement at tomentosa hq. Mastered and copied direct from digital to each tape at normal speed. The artwork evolved so slowly I had to walk away from the project several times. Not out of frustration but out of realization that some things need to ferment, to steep. One of those times where everything evolves on its own in a very unintentional way but a way that ultimately where you wanted to go even though you didn't know where where was.
øjeRum is a wonderful collage artist and ultimately that's what this project ended up being; a transatlantic collaborative collage of sound & image. I couldn't be more thankful for his inspiration.
"The next level of OJERUM's sound comes into full bloom on HVID HVILE SORT RO ("white rest black peace") and NAAR VI VAAGNER ("when we wake"), still rooted in the same melancholic minimalist hypnotic repetition, but here it takes on a more dynamic styling, a more nuanced character, a more profound close listening experience, neatly connecting the dots within the correlated set of WILLIAM BASINSKI, BRIAN ENO, GREG GORLEN, TIM HECKER and SKITTISH ARM, as OJERUM applies his fragmented folk modus operandi to his longform ambient noir outlet, yielding two striking collected works that are more immediately engrossing than his more involved epics HE REMEMBERS THERE WERE GARDENS (his alternate soundtrack to the film LA JETEE) and SYRENEN while remaining just as potent and immersed - despite repeated listens i'm still digesting both tapes so i'm not quite ready to tout either as his best yet, but i kinda feel like it's only a matter of time.
Highest possible recommendation"
- PSI LAB