Sky Burial’s fourteenth full-length recording marks a return to ‘epic’ length compositions fea-turing a single track spanning the length of the release. Firmly rooted in the kosmische ethos, ‘Chapel Image’ is a constantly shifting journey through the nebulous depths of drone and dark ambience with full-immersion being just held at bay by the uneasy dichotomy of low and high frequencies and punctuation of rhythmic and industrial elements.
Comes in digipack limited to 300 copies.
Note from the mastering studio: “Based in drone, Chapel Image encompasses the listener in abroad stereo field, engulfing you in so-und while elements play back and forth in the stereo mix. You can mention haunting or ethereal but this doesn't serve to define the full range or feel of the entire 45 minute piece. The mood changes throughout shifting from beautiful bell tones and diving into industrial dirges. It's not a recording that sits still for any time. It does repeat some themes eventually revisiting to the bell tones and reverb soaked synth tones or occasional rhythm, but the variation is paced and it paves the way for the liste-ner moving them along with the track.” –Chris Goudreau, Ninth Circle Studios
Sky Burial is Michael Page, a visual and sound artist living on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. After several years recording and touring in the power electronics/industrial/noise genre as Fire in the Head, Mi-chael formed Sky Burial in 2006 as an outlet to explore the ambient side of industrial music, often citing esoteric, literary, esoteric, metaphysical and mythological subject matter as a muse. Much like the Tibetan ritual from which the project takes its name, Michael chose to work under the Sky Burial mo-niker as an act of freeing himself from artistic confines, providing an unfettered route for sonic expression and experimentation. Although initially inspired by early industrial music projects and elec-tronic/ambient/kosmische acts of the 70's & 80's, the music of Sky Burial continues to evolve and blur genre boundaries.
Michael has released over 50 recordings since 2004 under various monikers and has collaborated on his releases with Mark Spybey (Download/Dead Voice on Air/Zoviet France), Nik Turner (Hawkwind), Jarboe (ex-Swans), Anni Hogan (ex-Marc Almond), Troum, Danny Hyde (Coil), Nigel Ayers (Nocturnal Emissions), Bridget Wishart (Hawkwind), Johann Eiriksson (Reptilicus, Gjöll), Nick Blinko (Rudimentary Peni), Gee Vaucher (Crass) as well as production assistance from James Plotkin (Khanate) and Justin Broadrick (Godflesh, Jesu).