Bottle Gourd

from Cyprea by Karst

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CD released on Handstitched* (April 27, 2012, limited to 100 copies for the world).

Karst - The new collaboration from Tim Diagram (Maps and Diagrams) and Mark Kuykendall (The New Honey Shade).

The album "Cyprea" is a collaboration which draws influences from both artists' work which binds human and unevolved ideology with automated synthesis.

In this modern-day world both artists' have found a similarity and harmonious approach towards a more primitive time, a time when man began to produce the earliest works of art, human burial was a newfangled idea and the cavernous dwellings were considered home.

"Cyprea" is a place where rivers and sounds disappear underground lost to endless limestone fissures, sinkholes, underground streams, and caverns, only to spring up again as fountains on the surface, the hollow wail of field recordings can be heard through arpeggiated cavernous spaces and over ice formations and glacial debris, which form the structure of the songs.

Karst have engendered a sound which is a regeneration of the construction and deconstruction of everything that has passed before us - without forgetting who came before us.

Artwork by Darren Dirksen (Tulsa, USA)


from Cyprea, released April 27, 2012
released 27 April 2012
Tim Diagram-
Mark Kuykendall-


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