Aagoo Records announces ‘Vastness’ album by LA-based composer Christopher Sky
This album follows up his ‘By the Ocean’ EP, released in January of this year – his first solo work in seven years. A rare one, this limited edition bone-colored vinyl is limited to a run of only 75 copies via Aagoo Records. Here, once again, he offers shimmering compositions that feel boundless despite their brevity.
The lead track off this LP is ‘End of an Era’, a slightly dark, but lovely and mysterious song, about which Sky says “I picture a box opening and sounds pouring out”.
Perfectly placed incidental sounds are mapped out across the album’s duration. Rather than serving as instrumental adornments, they become musical signposts. As with William Basinski’s Disintegration Loops, the act of listening becomes an exploration of the details, while being gently guided by the ambience.
Whether employing glitchy rhodes tones, crackling static or eerie reverberating percussion, Sky masterfully creates and sustains an atmosphere, then transforms it subtly, carrying the listener effortlessly through and between tracks with finesse.
On November 9, the ‘Vastness’ LP will be released on vinyl through Aagoo Records and digitally via Hidden Shoal. Already now, this vinyl can be ordered from Aagoo Records at http://aagoo.com and the digital album at http://aagoo.bandcamp.com/album/christopher-sky-vastness This will be followed by UK and European tour dates in December 2018.
1. As She Sleeps
2. By The Ocean
3. End Of An Era
4. Gold For Silver
5. I’ve Been Here Before
6. In A Room
7. Lavender Dream
8. Months Away
9. Morning Ritual
10. You’ve Been Gone Too Long
Dec 1 London, UK – Dronica Festival/ The Old Church
Dec 2 Glasgow, UK – The Old Hairdressers
Dec 3 Berlin, Germany – Madame Claude
Dec 5 Marseilles, France – Der Lamafia
Dec 6 Bourdeaux, Freance – I.BOAT
Dec 7 TBC – Rome (Italy)