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A Blanket Of Infinite Repetitions [Expanded & Remastered]

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A Blanket Of Infinite Repetitions - released seven years ago during a humid June in subtropical South Carolina. As with many Milieu recordings, the weather and atmosphere played a huge part in influencing what went onto those miles of tape, and how fast or slow it actually happened. ABOIR was created using custom hand-cut tape loops for my Roberts 450A reel to reel machine, in conjunction with an extensive rig of outboard FX like loopers, reverbs, delays and low pass filters. Into this system, I played the ever-present Lowrey organ, and a little guitar (if memory serves), lazily plinking away at notes until the tape loops and delay repeats started to self-oscillate, but never feeding back. It was designed to maintain itself just at that precipice of spinning around in circles but never quite moving anywhere or losing momentum. The resulting sounds were backed by a recording of the room itself, during my preparation between takes, running through the tape machine and FX, painting a unique sonic image of a sun-warmed workshop slowly filling up with a colorful fog. Thin membranes of midrange and bedroom texture between 10,000-14,000 kHz gently ebbing along for forty minutes, in some moments even providing a precursory take on the approach that would define Phosphene Weather and Thriambus later.

For the occasion of renewing and reviving ABOIR in this breezy Daytonian valley I now reside in, I felt it appropriate to go back to the original tape rips and generate a Coppice Halifax excavation of the source material. This mix utilizes all five of the original ABOIR recordings in their most raw state, and builds itself using only those things as source. It provides a rich, slightly denser counterpoint to the album tracks - if ABOIR is the Summer air, then the CH excavation is the Spring rain-drenched Earth beneath it.

Additionally, returning to these cassettes has yielded a new extended drone mix of the entire record, issued separately as a 2xCD set titled Accumulation States: milieumusic.bandcamp.com/album/aboir-accumulation-states

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released April 21, 2017

W/P by Brian Grainger. Recorded at Rolling Knoll, Spring-Summer 2009. #6 remixed & produced by Coppice Halifax using only the original cassette recordings. Mastered by The Analog Botanist at White Pillar Workshop, April 2017. This is Milieu Music number AD30, and issue #30 in the Arboreal Digest reissue catalog.

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Psychedelic electronic music, sun-warmed analog ambient and sci-fi braindance, for cats, aliens and epicureans alike.

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