Format: CD-R ltd. to 150 numbered copies with pro-printed artwork and special package
Tracks: 6 + multimedia section
Playing time: 55:16
Release date: September 2002
File under: Ornamental Drones / Ezoteric Noisescapes
Note: This item is sold out.
After a few amazing tape albums he joined the Drone Records serie with the "Wassermond" 7", which was based on a collaboration with Jim De Jong, followed soon by a split LP with The Infant Cycle (Jim De Jong again....).
Since then he released some marvellous solo CD-R albums on Dachstuhl, Nauze [Muzick] and Mistery Sea that everyone with an even small interest in Drone / Experimental music should immediately put their hands on. An "analog drones meet muffled guitars" collaboration with french guitarist Rabbit's Sorrow (Sebastien Roux) was also released on CD by Le Cri De La Harpe.
Now comes "Yr", an experimental masterpiece that grows both into your heart and mind each time you listen to it. Althought divided in six distinct tracks is perfect for long listening sessions courtesy of the repeat button.
Sound sources that Marcus mostly used on this album include an old organ and synthesizers, a little sampler and lots of guitar effects joined by an acoustic guitar (in "Yr pt. 2"), a cello (played by Markus Altmann in "Ea Nostalgia") and field recordings like a seashore (in the extremely evocative "Yr pt. 1") and a rain storm (in the 22 minutes long "Purify").
The disc also contains a multimedia section with detailed notes, photographs, video and mp3 files all created by Marcus Obst himself and comes in a beautiful japanese paper (...available in different colours...) + rafia limited edition package designed by the Afe Creative Laboratories with a professionaly printed insert created by Marcus.
A Blade Records / Afe Records / Nauze [Muzick] co-production that you will enjoy listening over and over again.
spectacular tracks of dark and evocative ambient music"
you want to discover Afe Records you should start from this remarkable
pushes the CD-R format to a professional level far more exciting than
most "regular" releases"
very highly recommended purchase"
minutes of dark and drony soundscapes"
good album which demands to be re-released as a regular CD"