Marionette's fifth instalment sees Burnt Friedman channeling some sinister, mystical rhythms. As if a djinn were mapping out a higher order logic map. This is some visionary work that is riddled with contradicting non-human concepts, brought to life with geometry and intuition.
'Dead Saints Chronicles' is an ode to drawing fascination from Near Death Experiences (NDEs). The title for the EP is inspired by a book written by David Solomon and Antony West, involving sifting through thousands of recorded NDEs, a process analogous to that which Friedman used to revive pieces from his archive of DAT tapes.
The result is a powerful EP comprised of 6 unique tracks that work to foreshadow what's to expect from the label, while hinting at the flashbacks that may have slipped through the cracks. This is an occult meditating ritual for the nocturnals.
"Dead Saints Chronicles is a record where rhythm reigns supreme, where even the faintest and smallest sound finds its foothold in a vast and overarching constellation, where no sound is not connected to each and every other sound. It’s a record not so much about timekeeping as it is infinity."
"To enter the intricate skeins of textured envelopes and tangled polyrhythmic drumwork of Friedman’s sound imaginarium is to abandon yourself to a one-off, mind-expanding experience. Away from the canons of functional electronic music and full-out leftfield digressions, it spirals through and over with elusiveness and spirit, like a soul slipping out of its shell, floating half-way between complete disintegration into the big whole and the rising convergence of all centres onto the Omega Point."
released July 1, 2017
Written and produced by Burnt Friedman
Guitar on B1: Joseph Suchy
Reeds on B2,B3: Hayden Chisholm
Artwork by Jake Fried
Distributed via Honest Jon's
Mastered at Dubplates & Mastering
Lacquer Cut at Dubplates & Mastering
Mastered by, Lacquer Cut by Rashad Becker
Pressed by R.A.N.D. Muzik
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This album manages to walk the line between precise melodic electronica and something raw, ritualistic and purely animal. I'd say it my personal favorite from Kilchhofer, though his entire catalog is worth checking out. Lost Tribe Sound