Eleh - Floating Frequencies/Intuitive Synthesis Volume I - LP
Limited edition LP in a run of 400; each packaged in letterpress jackets & individually numbered. The first 100 have black on black letterpress jackets. This is the first release in a series of vinyl only limited editions from Eleh on Important. Intuitive Synthesis II should be available within the next 6 months.
After multiple pressing issues due to the low frequencies generated by Eleh's vintage analog modular gear, we've finally got copies ready to ship - and the vinyl sounds tremendous. Listeners are strongly encouraged to sit with ears at speaker level between 8 and 12 feet away from the speakers. At this recommended position, Eleh becomes a deeply physical & meditative experience. Noise cancelling headphone use is also recommended for the optimum listening experience.
Eleh was formed to specifically to pay tribute to early experimental minimalist pioneers especially Charlemagne Palestine, La Monte Young, Eliane Radigue & Pauline Oliveros, as well as photographer Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and designer Josef Albers. Eleh create highly minimal and deeply spiritual pure analog drone music with emphasis on the physical ultra-low end. Incorporating tones well below the range of human hearing, Eleh is as much of a physical experience as it is an auditory one.
Mastered and pressed at RTI.
A. In The Ear of the Gods
B1. Tone Phase 1 for 2 Guitars & 4 Oscillators
B2. Tone Phase 2 for Guitars & 4 Oscillators
"Eleh use a battery of analogue oscillators to dig down into frequencies so low that they become their own obstacle; the technical difficulty of mastering and pressing them satisfactorily have delayed the release of Floating Frequencies/Intuitive Synthesis I. Beautifully packaged and pressed in a limited run, this record could have been a Stereolab-style exercise in fetishisation and nostalgia. It's dedicated to La Monte Young, and the album's titles, instruments and methodologies hark back to the academic laboratory conditions of 1960s minimalism. But its forensic exploration of the limits of bass perception (and reproduction) has uncannily contemporary echoes. 'In The Ear of the Gods' drops immediately into a speaker threatening sub-bass stasis and stays there with immaculate purity, broken only by a raindrop of a kick-drum. When the unified bass tones finally shift fractionally, the resulting phasing has the kind of richly vertiginous wobble and warp that dubstep loves to play with. The subterranean ripples of tone and the glacial pace at which they unfold calls to mind Earth and Sunn O)))'s mute explorations of the dark dynamics of depth when extracted from rock's edges." ~ The Wire
"Waaargh bass. yep all you dubstep heads out there look away now because what we have here is REAL bass music. Eleh makes music from pure analogue sources and this is minimalist sound at its best; pure, deep and incredibly precise. Apparently the group was set up in honour of Charlemagne Palestine, La Monte Young, Eliane Radigue & Pauline Oliveros and I can really hear the similarities. Mastered and cut at RTI (one of the worlds best pressing plants) this is audiophile sound and truly spiritual - the slight variations become tides of change, and on listening you begin to notice the tiniest changes in tone and texture. This is the kind of academic sound you can totally become absorbed in and it should appeal to early electronic followers and minimalists everywhere! VERY limited and already sold out at source so be quick!" ~ Boomkat