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Benjamin Hill and Samuel Regan - Untitled
"Who, if I cried out, would hear me among the Angelic
Orders? And even if one were to suddenly
take me to its heart, I would vanish into its
stronger existence. For beauty is nothing but
the beginning of terror, that we are still able to bear,
and we revere it so, because it calmly disdains
to destroy us."
-Ranier Maria Rilke
A meditation in four parts on the sublime, Untitled explores the ecstasy, fear, hope and despair involved in confronting the world and its manifold mysteries.
This work was composed and produced with reverence to Renaissance and Baroque masses, modern classical, contemporary minimalism and experimental electronic music. Listeners may hear commonality in the work of Hildegard Von Bingen, Palestrina, La Monte Young, Steve Reich, Arvo Pärt, Swans, Tim Hecker et alia. The worlds built by Milton, Borges, El Greco, Bernini and Cy Twombly are, too, nearby. Untitled is an offering of ambition and love. Conceding the possibility of their completeness, these songs constitute a grasp into our surrounding darkness as an ode to its inconceivable expanse."
The album will release digitally 24hrs after Christmas Day on 12/26/2016. Digital sales will go towards funding a vinyl pressing in late 2017. For more info and updates: www.unknowntonerecords.com
released December 26, 2016
Composed and produced by Benjamin Hill and Samuel Regan
Avery Felton (vocals)
Benjamin Hill (electronics, percussion)
Sydne Rain (cello)
Patrick Richardson (double bass)
Samuel Regan (percussion, pipe organ, vocals)
Ty Calanni (pipe organ recording)
Paintings by Amy Erickson
Mixed by Benjamin Hill
Mastered by Mark Kuykendall (www.unknowntonestudio.com