Murray Collier, recording as Grim Lusk (Domestic Exile), Dip Friso (Real Landscape) and one half of Pussy Mothers (Optimo) has been releasing into the troposphere for quite some time now. This is his first offering as Sunny Balm; grasping at the familiar of the exotica but, in turn, bringing a unique, rhythmic and psychedelic offering.
The majority of the recording took place in Glasgow, Scotland over two or three years. Recorded predominantly to reel-to-reel tape on a Tascam 388, while exploring new Instruments; balafon, agogo, hand drums, shakers, bansuri - as well as synthesisers, samplers, drum machines and field recordings, he also explored the possibilities of tape pitch-shifting, saturation, splicing, and the creation of rhythmic and melodic loops.
These recordings only came to life and after re-locating to Mandurah (Manjoogoordap), Western Australia where the new environment and proximity to the Indian Ocean led to a desire to create organic instrumental music, but with no access to instruments beyond a sampler and a microphone. This led to the foraging of these digitised tape archives, and the blending of these recordings into a new context reflecting on first impressions of the sun-drenched landscape in which he found himself.
This record was assembled on the traditional lands of the Whadjuk people of the Nyoongar nation, and is as much a reflection on the beauty of the traditional landscape, as it is a lament to what has been taken by western colonialism
Ltd Edition LP + Insert in Screen Printed Sleeve.
Design By Murray Collier and House of Traps
Insert text by Simon Webster
Screen printed by House of Traps
Riso Insert printed by Sunday's in Good Press, Glasgow
- Additional Information
Artist Sunny Balm Label Sacred Summits Music Format General Vinyl Music Format Specific 12" Genre Ambient / New Age, Electronic, Experimental Release Date 15 Oct 2019 Track 1 Position A1 Track 1 Title Eucalypt Track 1 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/SS007/A1+-+Eucalypt.mp3 Track 2 Position A2 Track 2 Title Septugenarian Dugong Track 2 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/SS007/A2+-+Septuagenarian+Dugong.mp3 Track 3 Position A3 Track 3 Title Bad Sleep Well Track 3 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/SS007/A3+-+Bad+Sleep+Well.mp3 Track 4 Position A4 Track 4 Title Blasted Health Track 4 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/SS007/A4+-+Blasted+Heath.mp3 Track 5 Position A5 Track 5 Title A Mobile Nature Track 5 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/SS007/A5+-+A+Mobile+Nature.mp3 Track 6 Position A6 Track 6 Title Bardo Track 6 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/SS007/A6+-+Bardo.mp3 Track 7 Position A7 Track 7 Title Memorial Beam Track 7 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/SS007/A7+-+Memorial+Beam.mp3 Track 8 Position B1 Track 8 Title At The Water Margin Track 8 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/SS007/B1+-+At+The+Water+Margin.mp3 Track 9 Position B2 Track 9 Title What's Happening World? Track 9 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/SS007/B2+-+What's+Happening+World_.mp3 Track 10 Position B3 Track 10 Title Din Of The Mill Track 10 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/SS007/B3+-+Din+of+the+Mill.mp3 Track 11 Position No Track 11 Title No Track 11 Preview URL No Track 12 Position No Track12 Title No Track 12 Preview URL No