Otherworldly, mysterious, tenebrous. A project conceived by Peter Broderick and brought to life through utilising the harmonies of a 35 strong choir based in Portland.

 

As Peter explains, the aim of the project was simply to get as many people singing together as possible, regardless of musical experience. The relaxed demeanour of the singers and the occasional unguarded moments of wonder and excitement betray the true nature of the recordings, that they were not made to be works of art in their own right, but rather to serve as a snapshot of a glorious phenomena; documents of a small miracle occurring on Sunday mornings at the Beacon Sound record shop in Portland, Oregon, where for Peter the act of singing became “nothing short of a magical teleportation to another realm”.

 

As well as the original choir recordings, the album also features a sprawling ambient rework from the endlessly inventive Machinefabriek, which he describes as “a patchwork, connecting and expanding the more dreamlike parts of Sunday Songs into a sea of voices, where it’s unclear where one voice stops and the other

begins.” His reinterpretation of the source material is informed in some ways by the work of Renaissance composer Josquin des Prez. “When I discovered his choir music not so long ago I realized that ambient music already existed around the 1500s”.

 

"a palpable reminder of the actual physical joy of making music, particularly singing music" - 7.7 PITCHFORK

"prime flotation tank music, rich in hypnotic, ambient textures" - THE QUIETUS

"Sunday Songs drinks in the sweet morning nectar of light, but it also carries that reverential weight of an early Sunday morning." - FLUID RADIO

"the religious polyphonies of the Renaissance, as well as folk, gospel, The nostalgia of joy, anxiety ... And of the ambient indeed" - LIBERATION

 

12" LP. Released June 2017.

 

Tracklist 

A1    Spring Song    0:41

A2    Drone 3    4:13

A3    Can't Wrap My Head Around It    2:14

A4    Elongated Easter Egg    0:56

A5    Fortunate Ones    3:04

A6    Watermelon Sugar    1:25

A7    The Perpetual Glow    1:47

B1    Sea Of Voices (Machinefabriek Remix) 15:52

 

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The Beacon Sound Choir - Sunday Songs - First Terrace Records - Choral / Ambient

SKU: FT002
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