- SleepResearch Facility: Deep Frieze
Images of deep storm rumblings and icy winds blowing masterfully across frozen tundra.
Very listenable, very mellow, very sleepy music.
Real sounds, by a real composer
Like Anthony, I’ve been listening to SR_F
. He seems to me a soulmate of glacial-cum-chthonic types like Köner
, with occasional leanings towards Biosphere
, and the less lush more atonal passages of Roach
. Throw in an Oöphoi
there maybe too.
And I do like this somewhat laconic description from the liner notes of his previous release Dead Weather Machine
(Manifold): "As an exercise in sample manipulatiom, DWM draws exclusively from source audio generated by swinging a cheap microphone in front of a misfiring heating unit, itself congested with the fibrous dust of advanced decrepitude and exhuming a near death-rattle from its fractured internal respiratory systems."
A kind of mission statement I pulled off a site somewhere:“About
SleepResearch_Facility explores notions of awareness and perception in the sub/unconcious listener. Focusing primarily on sound bereft of rhythm based energies, SRF(acility)’s goal is to provide listening environments wherein the music simply adds texture to the silence. SRF entertains the idea that music can forgoe notions of compositional architecture, resulting in noise which draws attention away from itself, leaving room for the listener to focus on other things (or, focus on nothing at all). SRF puts emphasis on these aesthetics in the search for a kind of “play me quiet” sound suitable for listening to actively or passively depending on circumstances, creating an aural experience which guides the mind through gentle misdirection rather than forcing its attention, allowing listeners to drift in their own diversified thoughts.”
Also, for the interested, an interview with Kevin Doherty aka SleepResearch_Facility:http://www.heathenharvest.com/article.php?story=20070927180203617