TEXTURA: "Percolations punctuate the dense fog mass like flickering lights until the material expands into a huge industrial cloud, the intensity pitched at the level of shoegaze even if the material hews stylistically to ambient. A near-perfect model for the genre."
THE WIRE: Featured on The Wire Tapper Volume 42
Victory Over The Sun is a collaborative album project bringing together Mark Harris and JOHN 3:16. Harris is an artist, musician and programer based in the West Midlands with a strong interest in systems and generative processes in music. JOHN 3:16 is the nom-de-plume of Philadelphia, USA-based Philippe Gerber, former frontman with Heat From A Dead Star. Seamlessly bringing together personal influences ranging from dark ambient, the heavier end of shoegaze and electronic systems music, the five tracks here coalesce into an immersive soundworld that integrates the best of their solo work.
Mark Harris says of the collaboration:
“The collaboration came out of mutual admiration for each other’s work. We started by sending each other live improvisations without any preplanning about future outcomes. Both of us would re-edit / mix and add additional parts reacting to what the other had done, taking the individual pieces off into uncharted territory. Often I would take a small fragment of what Philippe had created and apply granular synthesis techniques so some small detail would be exaggerated and become a dominate element. I would often find that improvisations I had done in the studio would seamlessly fit like a key fitting in a lock - my subconscious must have been chugging away in the background. The constant interaction and sharing of material over a year has created a sense of unity between our working methods. As with all collaborations worth doing, it has pushed us both outside our creative comfort zones and created something we would not have attempted individually.”
1. Victory Over The Sun
2. Dead Stars
3. The Angry Moon
4. Requiem For The Lost
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LCR008 comes housed in LCR's standard hand-printed letterpress packaging and includes a numbercard unique to each copy.