“I wanted you to discover everything here and if at times you understand my meaning but not my words or syllables, I have revealed everything to you.” – Michael Sendivogius

Dark Speech was conceived of in October 2014, and has developed over time to include recordings from several geographical locations marked by intense transformation — from a boat nearly 200 yards from an erupting volcano in the Galapagos Islands at night, a cavern of snow-covered trees in the dark of Finnish winter, the end of summer in the drought-ridden Californian desert, a power-outage during a heavy rainstorm at the San Andreas fault. The original recordings intentionally maintain a sense of subjective listening and human presence, while repeated cycles of digital effects push the primary organic materials toward literal transposition. Each work stands as a vessel containing a record of these comminglings, an enclosed textural representation of the haunting and indiscernible darkness of attempting to understand the human Self within geologic time and drama.

Track Listing

  1. compañero
  2. erebus
  3. ambivalence
  4. death in a valley of fading stars