Sacred Summits returns in early 2014 with an album of previously cassette only compositions by Colin Potter that highlight the early development of his sonic soundscapes in the years preceding joining arch-industrialists, Nurse With Wound.
Based on the A Gain cassette only album of 1982, “Enter Again” takes the beautiful, ethereal drone of opening track, On Entering York Minster, as the main inspiration of the whole album.
Riding the birth of the DIY cassette tape scene that followed the punk explosion, Colin released 6 classic albums between 1980 and 1982, that have long since become collector’s items.
Sacred Summits, in tangent with Dom Martin’s Deep Distance label, are working on releasing a series of Colin’s music throughout 2014.
The release comes in beautiful hand silk-screened and numbered sleeves, has been remastered by Dubplate & Mastering and comes with special liner notes from Colin himself.
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Mesmerising, bliss inducing synth mantras fill this vinyl reissue of an early 80s cassette release by Nurse With Wound, Current 93 and Organum collaborator Colin Potter. Everything’s been remastered to give this release an extremely satisfying, full-frequency immersive quality just perfect for Potter’s hypnotically layered music. There’s a naive simplicity to the directness of the cyclical melodies and upfront synthesizer tones that form the basis of the tracks here that feels like a breath of fresh air compared to a lot of the current retro komische acts aiming for a similar kind of sound and effect with their music.
I’d even say that it has perhaps aged better than some of the stuff that must have influenced Potter at the time, like Tangerine Dream or Harmonia- due perhaps to the punk-informed, diy spirit in which the recordings were made.
Although most of the tracks here rely on extended repetition, Potter builds up layers of riffs, melodic motifs and drones to keep the tracks evolving. The gorgeous analogue quality of the tones and the denseness of the interaction between the sound layers coupled with the mesmerising, swirling repetitions gives each track that addictive, almost narcotic effect of all the best looped music, and all shot through with an uplifting sense of awe.
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