Limited edition A3 posters with artwork by Jamie Hudson (Sendspaace), these double sided full colour prints are packaged with care and arrive with a download code.
shipping out on or around October 25, 2019
edition of 50
Streaming + Download
Pre-order of Within The Gaze, A Shadhavar. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
Yarn etches into patina
Until each fibre thins, rusts
Kepla's debut full-length, and his first release for Alien Jams, is an album of two contrasting approaches to collage-making. Derived entirely from field recordings and salvaged audio collected from online sample libraries, Within The Gaze, A Shadhavar is an impressionistic statement inspired by narratives of alienation and ruin.
The title itself refers to the mythical creature Shadhavar, "whose horn of hollow branches sounded sweetness or discord depending on the direction of the wind." The album's two long-form pieces - “The Angel Is You” and “Latent Mirror” - are opposites on multiple levels. The opening track's cacophonous, full-spectrum sound is contrasted by the broad brushstrokes and the patient breaths on the second piece, and their themes - of “the ongoingness of life” and “a sense of resignation”, respectively - couldn't be more different. As a whole, they represent an astute aural meditation on perception, reality and our sense of belonging.
releases October 25, 2019
Mastering by Chris Pawlusek
Art & Layout by Jamie Hudson