new to stock as of
november 21st, 2006
|sijis (uk) #siji 16 cd|
ancient monsters “ancient monsters” compact disc recordable
- the gospel according to... (11:28)
- ...a buzzard (10:25)
- life out of balance (parts 1
- 2 and 3) (14:26)
- one day it will all be over (9:35)
- cicada (11:15)
|ancient monsters | ancient monsters | siji16 |
sijis releases: 'ancient monsters' (siji16 - 2006)
all songs written and recorded by ancient monsters;
murray henderson - farfisa organ, moog synthesizer, programming
david sergeant - accoustic & electric guitars, sampling, studio effects
produced by david. cover art by murray.
ancient monsters forthcoming release.
kevin is about to record some guitar. the haggard engineer writes down 'take 777' onto the mixer. kevin has spent almost half an hour detuning his guitar to blend with the dense layers he has been building. the engineer holds his breath, watching the reels on the tape machine begin to spin. something is about to happen.
they wait, everything is silent.
kevin lifts his hand from the guitar and nods at the engineer to stop the tape.
'i can hear something,' he says. 'i can hear a phone ringing.'
the engineer looks at kevin. they have both been awake for nearly three days. the studio is isolated and it's maybe an hour's walk to the nearest house. the rest of the band have disappeared back to the city days ago. there is no phone in the studio.
this must be it, the engineer thinks, it's happening.
kevin searches for the source of the ringing. he carefully lifts the sandbags and sound-proofing away from the door and leaves the studio. the sound leads him outside, along the path towards the village. he sees a phone, glowing dimly, somehow resting a few feet above a stone wall. the ringing continues.
'answer it', the engineer says.
it is only much later that kevin realizes the engineer has been speaking to him in latin for most of the evening.
kevin picks up the phone and places the receiver to his ear. the rosicrucianism is complete. for 57 minutes and 10 seconds kevin stands motionless, barely breathing, transfixed by the sounds from the telephone. this is the slow music of whispered dreams. it is everything that kevin has been working so hard to manifest. kevin is finally hearing what he could only imagine before. kevin knows that this is what he needs to complete his work. but the album and his life seem millions of light years away. kevin cannot see the village anymore, he cannot even feel his own body - all that exists is sound.
the engineer waits patiently nearby, what his ancestors have told him has come to pass:
the ancient monsters are here.