Both the artwork and the music on this new work were heavily inspired by surrealist landscape paintings, early alchemical emblems, and recurring visions Steve had from dreams. The result is a pristine series of cascading melodies, fantastical terrains of layered lattices, and overlapping patterns of synthesizers superimposed with orchestral instrumentation. Hidden in the crevices of the album are processed crowd sounds, re-sampled text-to-speech synthesis, piano, and animal noises which reveal themselves after repeated listens and blur together notions of artificial and natural sound. While slowly unfurling, each sound is given it’s own place and space, never hurried, never cluttered.
The album is a modern kosmische milepost, and the most accomplished statement of Steve Hauschildt’s vision yet. Check out the artwork and track list below:
01 Eyelids Gently Dreaming
03 A Reflecting Pool
06 Edgewater Prelude
07 In Spite of Time’s Disguise
08 Where All is Fled
09 The World is Too Much With Us