A Haunting Sun

by Chris Weeks

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Watch the video for 'Black River Shimmers' here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdrjlOQopuY

Read the full Press Release here: tiny.cc/s07tjw

Nibbana is here! After many years of releasing all manner of beat
driven music here at Tigerbeat6 we have decided it necessary to
start a new sublabel, focussing purely on ambient, drone and
minimalist music.

Our debut release is 'A Haunting Sun' by Chris Weeks; known to some under the aliases Kingbastard & Myheadisaballoon.

A Haunting Sun is a study of light; an enveloping opus of intricate,
alternative, ambient soundscapes; inspired by sunlight and its
interaction with picturesque landscapes.

Chris captures the beauty of this synergy via subtle organic
textures, dense immersive drone-scapes, fragile lo-fi frequencies,
and shape-shifting tonalities; tinged with the timbre of isolated
melancholy.

A Haunting Sun flows chronologically, unfolding over the course of
a day (Sunrise to Dusk); drinking in the light’s delicate interplay
with the surrounding natural locales, mesmerizing minutiae and
voluminous vistas; the audio equivalent of ‘light-thirsty Scenedows’.
‘Scenedows’ feature in works by science fiction author ‘Bob Shaw’,
notably ‘Other Days, Other Eyes’, from which the tracks ‘Slow Light’
and ‘In Light Of Other Days’ draw their inspiration.

Shaw introduced the concept of ‘slow glass’, through which the past can be seen...‘Slow glass delays the passage of light by years or decades, and is used to construct windows, called scenedows.’

“…having a scenedow was the exact emotional equivalent of
owning land. A man who owns tailored gardens and estates
doesn’t spend his time proving his ownership by crawling on his
ground, feeling, smelling, tasting it. All he receives from the land
are light patterns, and with scenedows those patterns could be
taken into coal mines, submarines, prison cells…”

Chris plays on this concept. A Haunting Sun can be seen as series
of scenedows; harnessing the aesthetics of light; evoking a
captivating idyll of cinematic imagery. He transports the listener -
from even the darkest of spaces - into sunlight-soaked scenes of
exploration, which echo his physical and allegorical encounters,
uniting to form a detailed picture and emotive narrative of
escapism; all the while shadowed by A Haunting Sun…

RIYL: Pimmon, Fennesz, Tim Hecker, Loscil, Gregg Kowalsky, Stephen Mathieu, Oren Ambarchi, Kingbastard, Brian Eno,
Oneohtrix Point Never, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Andrew Thomas,
bvdub, Harold Budd, Richard Skelton

[Tigerbeat6 / Nibbana]

"Astronomically Pretty" - Tom Ravenscroft [BBC6 Music]

"...the most beautiful ambient album of the year..." indierockmag.com

"This is my favorite kind of drone album: one that’s unafraid to explore different tempos, ideas, and feelings..." - Josh Becker beatsperminute.com/reviews/album-review-chris-weeks-a-haunting-sun/

"Enthralling, engrossing, immersive material" - [Sonic Masala]

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released 28 August 2012

Everything by Chris Weeks
Released by: Tigerbeat6 / Nibbana
CAT No: meow191 / nibbana001
Distributed by Revolver USA
All Music & Artwork © 2012 Chris Weeks

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