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Love Letter "A Very Young Mountain"

  • Tiny Mixtapes
    Blown out swells of sound ebb and flow and crash, fading out and droning on, making way for lost clips of found words, only to drown them out again. An endless cessation of waves onto the jagged basalt cliffs lining the coastline that you were supposed to call home, but never could, never will. The wreckage of a ship sits beyond the horizonís mist, long forgotten, it waits, hull hollow and rusted, steel falls away in flakes, drifts out to sea. No one will collect its pieces because no one is searching for them. Land has turned its back on it, left it to be claimed, to be taken care of. Still, idly, it waits. It can not save itself, and so, it lets itself be overtaken by time. An amalgamation of past and present, uncertain of a future. If only it had not run aground so long ago, had not been rendered useless, seen as unworthy of remembering. Rejected, it raged at first against the water, metal groaning in opposition to the tide, a losing struggle; salt and decay overtaking. Under moonlight, it is pushed and pulled, pieces of its bow shake loose and flow to shore on crests of foam. Still more move on further, to northern shores and driftwood strewn beaches. Disintegration does not always mean destruction. Scattered, it forms constellations on its own, far from scornful cliffs, no longer longing for them to remember, finally free enough to forget. A Very Young Mountain debuts as the first release in two years from artist Love Letter, and is available on cassette through Rok Lok Records. Have a listen for yourself:

  • Lost In A Sea of Sound
    Millions of sound eddies swirling in a placid and static sea. Each one creating a unique vortex for strange frequencies to be heard. Everything evaporates towards the world above. Notes reverberate from the wings of mechanical humming birds as they siphon the vast array of turbulent wash. An organic infinity pool being drained by the most delicate robotic creations. A yin yang expose of two sonic worlds orbiting each other. This Love Letter composition arrives without delay, burning full force as it sustains itself just above the surface. A Very Young Mountain is divided into four parts and clocks in right around twenty minutes. Music resembling closely viewed images of the suns surface both rhythmic and chaotic, making a mesmerizing spectacle. Samples of recorded voice are interjected in enough amounts, tethering the turning dial to something understandable. All together these sounds burn through the void of unseen energy collecting unbounded currents in the din of noise. Love Letter stays on course with A Very Young Mountain, sounds similar to earlier cassettes on Rok Lok Recores. These two tapes were described on Lost In A Sea Of Sound last year. Here is the link to It Brought Us Something We Had to Know & Gentle Memories if you would like to read and hear more. Both are still available in limited quantities. A Very Young Mountain was released in May of this year in an edition of forty.