It is with much enthusiasm that we present our first four-way split- “Skyward Territories.” This release has been in the oven for quite some time. Bringing you fine-picked selections from both Chicago and Asheville, Skyward Territories is the first in a series of ethereal compilations showcasing the talent of our extended network.
Tape one is split between recent Chicago transplants, meditative synth wizard Kyle Landstra and modular drone evangelist Gardener. Mr. Landstra fires up his machines, easing the listener’s journey into a dome of pure modulated emotion. Sparks of pure nostalgia fly by as your consciousness is suspended by glowing orbs. Gardener continues the skyward journey with a steady pulse, climbing upwards upon layers of modular kraut meditations. Your body enters a stasis and is then vaporized by his pulsing rhythms and haunting wordless vocals.
Tape two compounds two of our favorite Asheville-based Bathetic Records veterans, Difference Clouds and Villages. Right away, Difference Clouds informs the listener they have arrived in another world. A sci-fi landscape of bright neon lights and flying machines await, as the mind is taken on a journey of futuristic, yet familiar scenes. Dark clouds form across the horizon, and the skies darken. Villages helps us begin our downward descent towards Earth. Melancholic clouds of textured piano and strings take us back into our dim candle-lit room where we began our journey.
This release has been carefully assembled by the BARO team and mastered by our main man Odd Nosdam for your listening pleasure. This release is one of a kind and limited.