Published Oct 03, 2012St. Louis sound sculptor Joseph Raglani is having a fruitful year, having already issued a sort-of greatest-hits compilation with the Arbor release Husk. Now, the artist will keep the wheels turning with a new effort for Editions Mego.
Technically his first proper full-length since 2006's Of Sirens Born, the new release is called Real Colors of the Physical World.
A press release specifies that the album sees Raglani looking toward his musique concrete and kosmische forebears to continue their heady, high-concept compositions.
The result is described as "his most determinedly comprehensive piece of work... This is a drama realized at constantly telescoping scales, in all directions. If the disintegration of a divine voice into the skittering communications of machines, or the transformation of a densely alien jungle into the promise of personal redemption, can count as objects of experience, they can do so only here, through the condensation of sound."
It all sounds a little too academic to put into words, but we'll get to hear what Raglani intended when the album drops on November 28 on LP, which includes a bonus 7-inch. The release can be pre-ordered here.
Real Colors of the Physical World:
Side A: Fog of Interruption (Tongue / Men for Wire / Brutality of the Eye / March)
Side B: Terrain of Antiquity (Ferry Across Marginalia / Hollis Albion (Mild Power Descending) / Fireflies of Arcadia)
Side C: The Exploded View
Side D: Trampoline Dream