Wereju – An Anniversary of Sorts is now available in the store!
“The amazing Wereju finally gets his own release on Dead Pilot after appearing in the splits series (with Hourglass Drops) and on the Drone Poets compilation (along side Brain Grainger, Stefan Kushima et al).
Here, Cathal brings us 3 tracks, clocking in at just over 50 minutes, of grimey yet majestic sludgey ambiance. I might be slightly biased but I think, without a shadow of a doubt, that this is his best work to date. Cathal has refined the Wereju sound, moving away slightly from the very dark, cloudy and industrial feel of his earlier work in favour of a much more uplifting sound, but still retaining a crusty edge. Layer upon layer of guitar passages, drones and swells is built up to form an inescapable wrath of lushous noise. The riffs and melodies play off one another and the textures floating above and below them create such intense and detailed atmospheres that you can’t help but feel a joyous warmth from listening. The most dynamic and wide screan drone work I’ve heard in awhile.
Limited to just 50 copies (!!!!!) in hand stamped and hand numbered card sleeve.”
Also, here is the first of a new and hopefully reacurring feature on here where with every release, the artist is invited to put together a mix of some of their favourite tracks. Wereju has put together a fine selection, which you can stream here.
Tracklist is as follows:
Kevin Moore – Hallways and Light
Deathprod – Treetop Drive I
Aidan Baker – Twilight
Asva – A Game in Hell, Hard Work in Heaven
Arvo Part – Spiegel im Spiegel
Kevin Drumm – Snow
Oren Ambarchi – Stars Aligned, Webs Spun
Cliff Martinez – Will She Come Back?
Gordian Knot – Galois
Cliffsides – White Helix
David Torn – Elsewhere, Now Than Waving
RST – Eternal City Ruins
Stray Ghost – Grains and Waves
Marhaug/Asheim – Bordunal
PVMNTSW – Förintelsen Elfenbensportar II
Fates Warning – The Ivory Gates of Dreams I
Some ace reviews of the Plurals/Tuluum Shimmering split have appear recently:
“some of the finest intense drone I’ve heard in a while” : Norman records
“If Plurals’ side is science fiction, then Tuluum Shimmering’s is adventure.” : Ventertainment blog
Things are coming along nicely for the next lot of releases. Some really special ones coming up too! Keep your eyes peeled for more info on those as and when.
Also added to the store is Tom Whites “In Poor Visibility” on Hibernate!
A couple of releases worth checking out from elsewhere: