Time Binding Ensemble
A gatefold double LP, bringing cult Scottish sound artist and composer Kay Logan's alchemic neo-classical project, Time Binding Ensemble, to vinyl for the first time. Nothing New Under the Sun arrives in 24 parts of equal length, the collection cycling through each key of the musical scale before returning to its starting point, like a sundial etching sound from shadows cast throughout a day and night.
Inspired by the crumbling brutalism of St. Peter's Roman Catholic seminary in her native Scotland, Logan employs traditional instruments (french horn, bassoon, clarinet, oboe, violin, viola, and cello) fed through otherworldly machines to imbue them with a heavy-lidded, sacred geometry. An Escherian stairwell of a record.
Kay's amazing Mad Wee Light, recorded in her Otherworld guise, was released on Kit in 2018.
'Stunning, perfectly zonked and secretive drone visions' - Boomkat
'an intimate, deep-listening experience that will utterly absorb you if you let it' - Bandcamp