Awake is a collaboration between noise veteran Mike Shiflet and guitarist John Kolodij (aka High Aura'd), and was recorded over the course of three autumn days in Kolodij's Rhode Island studio. This isn't your expected by-email collaboration though; rather, the two sat together in the same room with amps humming and strings vibrating, letting the space and the physicality dictate the music. The sessions were improvisational in nature, and as the recordings were cleaned up and edited, only sparse field recordings were added to enhance the live takes. It's a record that might sound electronic in parts - indeed, echoes of Tim Hecker or Yellow Swans are present throughout - but has the guitar at it's core. Awake is a direct descendent of Godspeed You! Black Emperor or even Glenn Branca, but has been smudged, distorted, and delayed beyond recognition. What's left are traces - the ghosts and outlines of songs, trapped in a fog of white noise and overdrive - and the end result is disarmingly serene. Mastered and cut by Matt Colton. Edition of 500 copies.
A1. Parlour Games
A2. Demon Haunted World
A3. Still Life with Wound
B1. Stare Skyward
B2. Covered Bridge
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.