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ARTIST
GROUND
TITLE
SUNIZM
LABEL
ESP Institute
CATALOGUE
ESP063
FORMAT
2 x 12"
DEALER PRICE
£10.99
RELEASE DATE
13/07/2018
TERRITORY
WORLDWIDE
GENRE
,
OTHER ARTISTS
ASSETS
DESCRIPTION

Ground is an Osaka native, but his soul is truly that of a nomad, traversing the planet, befriending the kindred spirits found in humans, animals and plants. He is exceptionally receptive to the beauty in all that surrounds him—the incidental music of a busy city street, the orchestrated chaos of a scrambling radio, the syncopated grace of a migrating flock of birds, the simplicity of an isolated hand clap—and as his map continuously unfolds, he accumulates a vast catalogue of visceral tools to complex musically recount his experiences. Sunizm is a cross section of the artist’s process—an array of complex microcosms overlapping to comprise a thematic whole—gathering field recordings, found instrumentation, jagged electronics, and synthesized chanting, to be woven into a dense narrative that appears both obsessively constructed and divinely improvised. With each consecutive track, the artist gradually constructs hypnotic patterns that 1-up the mind as it struggles to break free from a seduction of loops, steadily intensifying until reaching an apex of sound collage so cerebral that the listener might consider a post-album shower. But alas, the fourth quarter releases a bit of pressure, our gobs still lay smacked but there is a warm confidence as the psychedelic trial delivers us home to nod out. Dear humans, animals and plants, Ground and the ESP Institute present, Sunizm.

TRACK LISTING
  1. A1. Osaka Native
  2. A2. Logos
  3. A3. Follow Me
  4. B1. Lady Plants
  5. B2. Hanasai
  6. C1. Feel It
  7. C2. Koot Works (Feat OR)
  8. D1. Oenothera
  9. D2. Sunizm

Published: June 18, 2018