Atmosphere with highlights (lowlights) of ethereal winds that bind the wandering soundscapes. Mechanical pulses occasionally ring in, distorted and menacing, giving the winter landscape temporary life. Distant voices lend withdrawn melody that gives the adventurous listener no solace. A masterpiece of emotion and sound!
Favorite track: ...That Come to Corpses.
Available for the first time in over a decade, The Grey Subaudible is an oft-overlooked, sinister masterwork created by multi-instrumentalist J. William W. (Agalloch, Self Spiller, Especially Likely Sloth) under the NOTHING moniker. Not to be confused with the output of the recent (and similarly excellent) shoegaze band, these five long-form tracks mix orchestral elements, dark ambience, industrial grime, and spoken narration, and are bookended by jarring power electronics. Remastered especially for this release by JWW himself at Audio Savant Studios in Portland, OR.
Please note that the occasional peaking, distorting, and other seemingly "incorrect" audio elements are in fact 100% intentional by the artist.
released February 26, 2013
Recorded 12/9/1999 through 2/14/2000 at The Studio Unnamed, Minneapolis, MN. Mixed 2/23/2000 through 3/2/2000 at The Studio Unnamed. All percussion and sound manipulations programmed and sequenced at The Perfection of Silence Studios, Minneapolis, MN by Jason Walton. Engineered by Brady Holmberg and Nothing. Mastering by Alberto at Massive Arts, Milano, IT. Remastered for this release October 2012 at Audio Savant Studios, Portland, OR by Jason Walton.
All music by Jason Walton and Nihk Loiacano.
Lyrics and concepts by Jason Walton.
"To Draw The Things That Come To Corpses" written and performed by Gruntsplatter for Nothing. Recorded January 2000 at Life of the Mind Studios, San Francisco, CA. Additional Textures added by Jason Walton at The Studio Unnamed. Scott E Candey and Gruntsplatter appear courtesy of Crowd Control Activities.
Jason William Walton – Programming, sampling, keyboards, lead vocals and various sound textures
Nihk Ryan Loiacano – Keyboards and vocals
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