Published Nov 15, 2011When San Francisco synth junkies Jonas Reinhardt unveiled Music for the Tactile Dome back in the spring, they hinted that more releases would be coming down the pipeline soon. Sure enough, the outfit just released a new twelve-inch called The Prime Revealer via the Great Pop Supplement.
This record contains two songs: the title track on the A-side and "Only Pharaoh" on the flip. Curiously, the A-side is cut as a seven-inch running at 45 rpm, while the B-side is cut as a ten-inch at 33 rpm. The extra space on the twelve-inch record is taken up by a disc etching.
The tracks were laid down at the venerable Abbey Road Studios. An announcement from the label describes the music like this: "2 deep trip kosmische pieces, heavy on rich Cyborg-esque swells and pulsing drones, expansive simmer and swelling kraut soundscapes aimed for the stars. Hypnotic, warm and melodic with a celestial eeriness. Shades of Froese and Schulze figure for sure, with passing nods also perhaps to some of the later Sky oeuvre; 'Sonnenlicht', 'Synthesist', later Cluster etc..."
You can expand your mind by watching the video for "Only Pharaoh" below. The track's ambient synthscape is accompanied by visuals that are equally mysterious, and include imagery from outer space and ancient Egypt.
The Prime Revealer is available only on vinyl in a hand-numbered edition of 500. You can order a copy from Boomkat.
Thanks Altered Zones for the tip.