And talking of Yellow6 – plenty of activity of late, release wise that is, this being the approach of the silly season must mean the imminent arrival of a year-end Merry6mas seasonal sonic card is due. And so it did today – limited to just 130 physical copies – and something which we will be covering a little later in the week. For now, asides eyeing with a good deal of crestfallen heartache a 30 only 12 inch lathe cut entitled ‘beat them at their own game’ which has long since flown the coup and  featuring two cuts that missed the final edit of his Silber released full length ‘no memories, only photographs’ – we did spoke this – ‘the church of sound’. A name your price set that finds, for what is these days, something of a rare event –that being a live appearance by Mr Atwood. As the press release blurb rightly points out a no frills, no bonuses, no Easter eggs or free gifts recording replete with additional crowd coughs culled from a show at Lee Rosy’s Tea Rooms in Nottingham, one evening in mid September featuring a 30 minute 5 track recording which typically gives insight and evidence aplenty of Mr Atwood’s exquisite craft at creating lush textures, colours and atmospherics from the most minimalist forms. Both mesmeric and tenderly executed, the finite artistry at work alludes to an almost hymnal gracefulness, the wistful slow burn, the wrapping in sonic prose, poise and a porcelain majesty, opener ‘flaming june’ is the sound of the Cocteau’s arrested to a murmuring pulse flicker, the arcing chords almost suspended in a frozen moment dissolve and dissipate into the haunting hurt of the sparsely bleached Fahey-esque ‘seal beach’. For us though prime ear worm moment comes with the arrival of the mellowing melancholia of ‘the fifth’ as it bathes all in the kind of tear streaked bleak beauty encountered many a time amid Morricone’s back story filling moments from his spaghetti western canon.

The Church of Sound cover art

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