• The Ever Sounding Sea Of Grief by Philippe Blache

    « The ever sounding sea of grief » is a cathartic and spiritually uplifting musical journey. Partly abandonning the lyrical component which was central in previous releases of his musical project «Day Before Us» Philippe Blache introduces here a slight new stylistic turn. This album makes incursions within the world of avant gardism, noise ambient and modern classical minimalism with a subtle cinematic edge. It can be appreciated as a purging ritual mainly built around harrowing reverb piano key, blackened skies of droney textures, then majestic organ patterns within a foreboding sonic spectrum. Those lengthy tracks feature additional arrangements as spoken words. As for the last «Day Before Us» album to date the striking visual imagery is provided by forward-thinking artistic collaborator and multi-talented Natalie Ina. «The ever sounding sea of grief» is a thrilling and colossal poetical/musical drama of overwhelming expressive intensity.
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    Lyrics from Anna Kingsford (1848-1888)

    Reeds in the river! reeds in the river!
    O deep in my heart like the reeds in the river,
    My thoughts grow in darkness, far down out of sight,
    And over my life passes shadow and light,
    Like sunshine and cloud on the breast of the stream,
    But I sit by the banks of my river and dream,
    For day after day, they grow silent and strong, ––
    The reeds of my Syrinx, the reeds of my song!
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    Slowly athwart the grey empurpling heavens
    The bearded evening clouds swept slowly by
    With ghostly arms outstretched, and shadowy robes
    Curling around them; one by one they passed
    In sad procession, solemnly and still;
    A crowd of phantoms following to the tomb
    The fair departed Day.
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    All the sweet odours of silence, that rise
    Up from the world to the musical skies,
    And the voice of the waters that swell and sink
    Speaks through the distance, and dimly I think
    Of that fathomless ocean of Time and Fate
    Bearing us onward and on without cess
    Into the dark mysterious Never,
    Spirit to spirit, the small and the great
    Into the Sea of Forgetfulness,
    The sea that rolls and rolls for ever! 

    Concept, music and arrangements : Philippe Blache (Day Before Us)
    Narrative: Olga Gabris
    Photos artwork: Natalie Ina
    Mastering: Giuseppe Verticchio

    2022 © Philippe Blache, GH Records

    Contact : daybeforeus@yahoo.com


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    The Ever Sounding Sea Of Grief (Board Printed)
    Compact Disc (CD)

    Foam Board Printed in gloss on both sides, one centimeter thick. Super Special Edition. Size 30 x 30 cm.

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  • NOISE RECEPTOR JOURNAL ISSUE NO.7

    NOISE RECEPTOR JOURNAL ISSUE NO.7

    CONTENT

    In depth interviews with: Am Not, Cloister Recordings Himukalt, Ochu, Pterygium, & Tone Generator (of SPK & Last Dominion Lost).
    A series of six previously unpublished SPK group photos, taken at The Brickworks, Sydney, March 1982.
    Collage artwork by Richard Stevenson.
    50 in depth music reviews (ambient/ industrial/ experimental / power electronics etc.).
    FORMAT

    A5 Format.
    Professional print, colour cover, grey-scale throughout.
    ‘Perfect bound’ spine, with matt laminate, thick card stock cover.
    94 pages in length.
    Limited to 600 copies.

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