Off the sky's latest ranges from pure sound to gorgeous neoclassical soundscape.....His recent work is as good as anything in modern composition. And the most satisfying listen you could ask for.....ss/tm/am
"to break is something sacred" - is a long-form song or "journey" of twenty-two minutes, it is limited to 60 copies, packed inside gatefold hardback book covers with individual card strips, inlays and hand-stamped tissue paper circles with bound edges.
Jason Corder, otherwise known as offthesky is the latest artist to join the Handstitched* label with his new long-form piece entitled "to break is something sacred". offthesky in the prolific sense has a plentiful chunk of musical involvement in both the live, visual and studio environments, showcasing work for Home Normal, Hibernate and Experimedia, to name just a few. His 2009 release "Flyover Sound" was nominated for a Qwartz award at the Paris event. Handstitched* is very honoured to have offthesky appearing on the label.
"to break is something sacred" covers a twenty-two minute expedition, it is an interpretation of life, struggle, enlightenment, disintegration of the "being" (to break) and the quiet, calm spaces that we all experience in one way or another through life (the spiritual existence). When nothing makes sense there often follows an astounding sense of clarity.
Taking-on a generative approach to the composition, (imagine a painter and a blank canvas) offthesky uses composed effects, sine waves and piano to illustrate the journey into his personal forest of sound - the result is a captivating listen and takes us beyond the confines of ourselves - to a unique and sacred place.
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Eilean is great at surprising the hell out of me when they find this cyclical, percolating, instrument-rich ambient music. Akin to Eilean's releases from Toàn and Sonmi451 which are two of my most favorite on the label, I'm already certain from the preview songs, that 'Illuminate' will be one of my favorite, most listened to albums of 2019! Hats off to Jason Corder, brilliant work sir. Lost Tribe Sound