Vanity Publishing presents five hazy minimalist pieces by Luke Lund, turning focus on semantic satiation and phonaesthetics. Drawing references from dada sound poetry with the sole help of vocal repetition and audio processing, words are dismantled and reshaped into metaphoric iconographs made of evocative sonic textures that take form in a rich array of dynamics and rhythm.
From the suffocating existential dread of ‘Ääretön (Endless)’ to the frail return of the stretched-out ‘Valo (Light)’ or the sparkling hope of — well — ‘Toivo (Hope)’, Lund's newest is a proper treat that'll reward you through its explorations into possibilities of the human voice beyond the limits of language.
Reflecting on present day societal discourse, loss of meaning and semantics are put under spotlight here as well. Sonically speaking, most importantly considering the medium: if ever there was an EP for those confused, late/early zoning out hours, this would be it...
‘It's just words.’
released November 27, 2018
Voice and effects improvised in one take on PC.
Recorded in October 2017 at Solace.
supported by 6 fans who also own “Ei Sanottavaa (Nothing to Say)”
Never encountered an album that sounds quite like this. This is a powerful, incredibly-produced, unsettling trip.
Strange blends of genre and aural snapshots. Minimalist but super-intense. Sounding like a chamber-music version of DJ Shadow one minute and a David Lynch film the next.
Tears|Ov have pushed experimental music into a surreal space I've not previously encountered, despite using an array of largely recognisable elements.
For such a strange album, I find it compulsive listening. Michael Mueller