Arovane & Hior Chronik /Into my own (ASIPV009)
Arovane & Hior Chronik return to A Strangely Isolated Place with their second album as a duo, following 2015's 'In-between'.
'Into my own' finds Arovane and Hior experimenting with distinctive feelings, styles and moments throughout the twelve tracks, creating an album full of twists and turns. Featuring a similar ethereal ambience to 'In-between', delicate instruments, field recordings and more melodic electronic influences are now apparent, forming a tangible storyline, as the duo leave you standing on the edge of a journey unknown, lost and lonesome, a soundtrack to anticipated escapism.
Conjuring many moments of discovery as you step foot into this unknown world, the appreciation of finer details and textures slowly become apparent. You wander apprehensively across fresh autumn leaves, crisp from the morning's fog amidst a glowing soft light as day turns to night.
Field recordings add a new depth to the duo's productions, alongside the frequent manipulation of the piano, harpsichord and vibraphone. The infamous guises of the Una Corda however, forms the backbone of the album; a guiding star as you navigate through a dense forest, unexplored crystal caves and shimmering rivers.
Balancing organic, analog tones and more metallic, experimental approaches, the duo have once again found a harmonious balance of ambient, instrumental and electronic sounds that transport you into a new world; a familiar yet unexplored territory that holds your hand, as you come into your own.
"One of my wishes is that those dark trees,
So old and firm they scarcely show the breeze,
Were not, as ’twere, the merest mask of gloom,
But stretched away unto the edge of doom."
- Robert Frost (“Into My Own” - 1915)
'Into my own' will be available on double transparent LP housed in a matte gatefold sleeve & digital download, with artwork by Nick Brzostowski. Mastered by Rafael Anton Irisarri at Black Knoll Studio.
'Into my own' digital track list:
02. We Just Scratched The Surface
03. Ein Kleines Lied
04. Walk On Leaves
06. Perpetuum II
08. It Turned Blue
09. The Return
11. Morning Fog
12. Stars Collide
Into my own vinyl track list:
A2. We Just Scratched The Surface
A3. Ein Kleines Lied
B1. Walk On Leaves
B3. It Turned Blue
C2. Perpetuum II
C3. The Return
D2. Morning Fog
D3. Stars Collide
Release date: August 28th 2017
Transparent 12" vinyl, matte-laminated sleeve & digital download
All tracks written and produced by Arovane and Hior Chronik
Mastered by Rafael Anton Irisarri @ Black Knoll Studio
Artwork by Nick Brzostowski