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Sun White Sun [Expanded Reissue]

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Sun White Sun, the third of three albums recorded as a nameless triptych of guitar-centric works, produced in 2006 without a computer. SWS was laid to tape live, with no overdubs, using only a single electric guitar, a Boss RV-3 and a Technics M11 cassette recorder. Recorded for the improvisational series Freed Music at Expanding Electronic Diversity, SWS was issued with the following text:

"Suffused with Milieu's inimitable, breathy, organic sound and virtuosic studio technique, Sun White Sun is another exceptional set of sound sculptures from a true master of the genre. Thick with harmonic resonances, at times it conjures waves of parched heat rolling off the ground, and others, a placid ice floe, seemingly motionless in space. It is the refraction of light through a diamond, viewed through a dreamy and communicative ether."

For this reissue, I've opted to refrain from a remastering job, even though initially I thought it might have benefited from one. Mainly, I find that SWS truly shines in the spirit of free improvisation, and to polish it up would be to somewhat miss the point. In lieu of a remaster, however, I've gone back to the original tape and utilized it to create a massive Coppice Halifax remix of the closing piece "Buried". Not unlike the CH rephrase of "Inside The Sun" I drafted for the A Warm Wooden Hollow reissue, this mix melts down the walls of guitar drone and submerges rhythmic and melodic structures inside the liquids. Sun White Sun was a landmark record for me at the time it was created, opening up new and exciting avenues in the name of what might be possible for a Milieu release, and if it didn't exist, there's a very large possibility I wouldn't have gone forward with Second Sun Recordings or VCV with David Tagg afterward.

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released November 11, 2015

W/P by Milieu. Recorded at 114RKD, June 2006. #12 written by Milieu, produced and remixed by Coppice Halifax at Botany Bay, Autumn 2015. Photograph by Brian, Conway 2010. This is Milieu Music number AD3, and 3rd 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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