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FEAR FALLS BURNING - The Infinite Sea of Sustain

Format: DVD-A
Label & Cat.Number: Soleilmoon Recordings SDVD 4
Release Year: 2006
Note: lim. 500 / Audio-DVD with 4 1/2 hours playtime / oversized cover with hand-processed indian wood grain paper, each one unique !!
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €19.50

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"Ursprünglich sollte diese monumentale Live- Veröffentlichung eine Serie von 6 Cds in einem Boxset werden, die aber aufgrund des hohen Aufwands und Kosten in diesem, DVD- Format ihr Heim gefunden haben. So besteht "The Infinite Sea Of Sustain" aus über 4,5 Stunden exquisiten Drone/ Ambient Klangwelten, die absolut gelungenen die Fear Falls Burning Tour 2005 durch Deutschland, Holland und Belgien zusammenfasst. Es handelt sich aber nicht um eine Video DVD, sondern ausschliesslich um die Musik, jedoch ist es möglich sich durch ein Menü zu "klicken" und somit aus den 6 auf der DVD enthaltenen Konzerten auszuwählen. Die "The Infinite Sea Of Sustain" DVD stellt eine weitere Ergänzung im Oeuvre des Dirk Serries dar, da sie seine bisherigen (Studio)Veröffentlichungen gekonnt um den Live- und Improvisationscharakter seiner Musik ergänzt. Somit ist diese DVD praktisch unverzichtbar in jeder Plattensammlung, in der schon weitere Fear Falls Burning stehen. Auch Artwork technisch gibt es einiges zu "The Infinite Sea Of Sustain" zu sagen: Das handgemachte DVD Cover wurde in Bombay, Indien von Shantilal & Sons handgefertigt aus Holzfaserpapier und somit existiert von den 500 Stück dieser Auflage keine gleiche Kopie. Zusätzlich sind ausserdem 3 Postkarten enthalten, die Schwarz/ Weiss Aufnahmen von den Konzerten der Tour zeigen. Die Veröffentlichungsreihe von anspruchsvollen, limitierten Vinyl- Veröffentlichungen von Fear Falls Burning geht weiter mit der "I'm one of those Monsters Numb with Grace" LP (Equation Records) und der 7"EP "Woes of the Desolate Mourner" (Tonefloat/ Ikon)." [Creative-Eclipse]

"Fear Falls Burning is Dirk Serries' love letter to the world of electric guitar drones. Serries, best known for his solo act VidnaObmana, launched Fear Falls Burning in the winter of 2005 as an outlet for his fascination with lo-fi and post-rock music, and as a way to return to his roots in drone music, where he first began 22 years ago. By processing the sounds of his Les Paul guitars through a large and elaborately configured collection effects pedals, Serries produces improvisational music that is by turns meditative, rhythmic and occasionally thunderous. A typical performance begins with a simple, sustained guitar chord. This opening sound seeds the ground from which the entire piece is grown. As the looping and processing techniques are applied, the music evolves, dictating the direction of the performance. It is truly an improvisational process, but at the masterful hands of Serries, one that spins a new and mysterious kind of music, fully infused with a rare passion and soul. Organic variations and imperfections are spontaneously introduced, giving the performance a rich hue of unpredictability. Looped patterns of sound rise and fall, mutated by a succession of real-time treatments. This improvisational technique is the defining characteristic of Fear Falls Burning. In the spring of 2005, and again in the autumn of the same year, Serries took Fear Falls Burning on tour, performing in Germany, The Netherlands and Belgium. The shows were all recorded, and the best performances were chosen for release. Originally envisioned as a boxed set of six CDs, "The Infinite Sea of Sustain" morphed into a single DVD containing more than 4-1/2 hours of music. Each of the six performances is a single, uninterrupted improvisational composition, accompanied on screen by an abstract live photograph from the concerts; these are not music videos, and there is no motion picture footage. It's all about taking advantage of the DVD format as a more cost-conscious and convenient way of presenting the music, and it plays in any standard DVD player. For best sound we recommend playback through a stereo sound system. An on-screen menu allows listeners to play the entire collection or choose individual concerts, but the use of a television is optional. Simply hit “Play” on your remote to start the program. "The Infinite Sea of Sustain" is a special release, and naturally the packaging reflects its special status. In keeping with Soleilmoon's uncompromising standards this DVD is presented in a stunning 5 x 8 inch (12.5 x20.5 cm) folder made from hand-processed wood grain paper. The paper was custom made for Soleilmoon by Shantilal & Sons of Bombay, India, and no two copies are alike. The texture is an unbelievably fluid vision of wood; mere words cannot do it justice. A screen-printed insert and three postcards rest with the disc in a pocket inside of the folder, and an o-band on the outside holds the whole package together. Limited to 500 copies." [label info]