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The Archivist - The Wooden Laser Album
The Archivist - The Wooden Laser Album
Performer: The Archivist
Title: The Wooden Laser
Label: Not On Label (The Archivist Self-released)
Country: UK
Released: Jun 2013
Style: Ambient
Rating: 4.9/5
Format: MP3, FLAC, WMA
FLAC size: 2759 mb | MP3 size: 1330 mb | WMA size: 1260 mb
Genre: Electronic

1Dozens Of Weathers
2If I Had My Time Over
3Until This Morning I Had Never Breathed
4Answers Could Not Be Attempted
5My Dear Fellow
6The Last Pipe Of The Day
7A Three Pipe Problem
8The First Pipe Of The Day
93 b' 2
10Mining For Sound
11The Modal Jazz Glove
12Circular Boarding


Thanks to a, a, a, b, e, j and I

The following comes from the Boomkat website -
"Limited edition CD (120 copies) housed in hand-made collage jacket from Craig Tattersall, the man behind the much loved bespoke imprint Cotton Goods and member of Remote Viewer, The Boats and several other projects Craig Tattersall stokes 'The Wooden Laser' into action on this archival session of quiet, dusty ambient reel-to-reel rustles as The Archivist. Aside from his involvement with Hood, The Remote Viewer and The Boats, Craig has made time over the last eleven years to sketch these twelve barely-there tape vignettes, capturing for posterity the presence of ghostly melodies shrouded in a rich swirl of ferric interference. Operating in a hazy zone somewhere behind the shadows of Pole, William Basinski and Wanda Group, these pieces make a virtue of tape's infidelities and sensitivity to sleight of hand, caressing warm bass shapes and fragments of lingering phrases which seem to flit in the half-light like dust dancing brownian in a shaft of dawn/twi-lit rays. It's beautifully modest and understated music, highly recommended to fans of life's subtler joys."

Comments (1)
really brilliant stuff that seems to have flown under most people's radar! Essential for fans of the Basic Channel / Chain Reaction / ~scape sound, and along with the rest of Craig's catalog (The Humble Bee - A Miscellany.. probably my other favorite), possibly the farthest-out one can take the "minimal lo-fi" sound before it completely dissolves into tape hiss and nothingness...