• pale blue sky Shades of Grey (LP, £11.50)

    label: Arbor

    Pale Blue Sky is the new project from Mike Pollard (formerly Treetops). Shades Of Grey is the project's genesis; a long considered transition uniting the organic drone-work of the former project with compositional structures. The recordings embody a delicate sense of distance; staring out at the moving landscape obscured by the mediation of the window. Through blurred fidelity the origin of melody is placed under microscopic inquiry; an exploration into the moment of tonal interaction. Pale Blue Sky utilises repetition and non-linear movements, attempting to reconcile simplicity, form and sentiment through modes of difference. Placing focus on spatial concerns, as well as emotive potential, the five songs contained within are each different embodiments of the possibility of the transformative decay of remembrance. An ephemeral glimpse; the moment has already passed. For quiet, distanced listening. In an edition of 400 copies with full colour glossy jackets, printed inner sleeves, and printed labels.

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