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V.A. (VARIOUS ARTISTS) (COMPILATIONS) - TIME ENDS - A Tribute to J.G. Ballard's Tetralogy of Transformation (special ed.)

Format: do-LP / CD
Label & Cat.Number: The Epicurean - cure 24 / Auf Abwegen AATP85
Release Year: 2022
Note: not just 'another tribute' to the great British writer, this release focuses in form and content one BALLARDS four early "disaster" novels from the 60's, each artist created about 20 min. of material inspired by one book: DESIDERII MARGINIS, TROUM, MARTIN BLADH (IRM) & KAROLINA URBANIAK, ANEMONE TUBE - finally the SPECIAL VINYL edition is out, numbered 150 copies with huge signed A2 poster of the cover art, booklet, and CD version of the album; comes on N EON YELLOW vinyl
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €36.00

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Desiderii Marginis, Troum, Martin Bladh & Karolina Urbaniak and Anemone Tube have gathered to pay homage to the first four novels of British writer J.G. Ballard: The Wind From Nowhere, The Drowned World, The Drought and The Crystal World, which are often seen as disaster novels. Each of the four projects presents a very unique take on the chosen work, using the respective text as a starting point to offer sonic representations of and (further) perspectives on these books, using drones, field recordings, words and much more to create evocative and richly layered soundscapes.

Adorned by a painting of German artist Alex Tennigkeit depicting a sphinx-like hybrid creature, a phoenix rising from the ashes of our civilization, the double album also includes an in-depth essay by Michael Gttert (African Paper) on Ballard's works in which he argues that the novels can best be understood as texts of transformation, as well as texts by the sound artists.

The double album starts with Desiderii Marginis' track The Wind From Nowhere, on which field recordings and intense drones suck the listener into a stormy vortex. Troum interpret The Drowned World, and their two dynamic tracks illustrate both the changes happening to the (outer) landscape and the (inner) world of the protagonists. Martin Bladh & Karolina Urbaniak make use of sound and words on The Poisoned Well, their interpretation of The Drought, referring to Shakespeare, the Bible and scorched earth policy amongst other points of reference. The album closes with Anemone Tube's take on The Crystal World, using field recordings made in Japans Mount Fuji forest. Sea Of Trees aims to show a devolutionary process, in which man gains access to his actual spiritual home a primordial wisdom, which lets him discover an internal non-dual space, allowing to ultimately becoming one with the earth as body-being consciousness the perfect dream landscape.

Format CD | Double LP & download | Playtime: 79:27 min
CD Edition CD in oversize 148x148mm sleeve including postcards & foldout poster, limited to 140 copies.
Regular Edition Regular edition double LP in sci-fi neon yellow vinyl limited to 250 copies.
Special Edition Special edition double LP & CD set limited to 150 copies including A2 poster signed and hand-numbered by artist Alex Tennigkeit.