OF THREAD & MIST - STATIC HYMNS TO NO ONE
Our first release of 2021 comes from Of Thread & Mist and debut album Static Hymns to No One.
Out January 22nd on CD and across digital platforms. The CD edition is limited to 100 hand-numbered copies.
Pre-ordering also gets you one track, Grace and Truth Perish as an instant download with the full album to follow on release day. You can also listen to We Do Not Sulk In Shadows Of Unbelief - featured on our new compilation We Hovered With Short Wings.
Release date: January 22nd 2021
Catalogue #: GZH101
Formats: CD / Digital
Of Thread & Mist is the solo project of Richard Knox (A-Sun Amissa / Gizeh Records). Brought to life in 2020, it focuses on music composed by Knox then deconstructed and manipulated via hand-made tape loops, beaten-up 4-Tracks and modified cassette players.
The music found here unfurls slowly and patiently, imbuing a saturated, solemn and nostalgic tone that allows ample time to absorb and ponder.
Layers of orchestration and drones, recorded onto tape loops, decompose and collapse throughout the duration of these pieces. The elegiac sweeps and choral sighs are buried inside a dense and sometimes suffocating atmosphere but it's one where shafts of light are eternally present as these compositions gradually evolve.
Static Hymns to No One is an intimate affair, the rawness of the writing and recording techniques add to the melancholic aura, infusing it with lamented memories and quiet, dusky evenings. This is a record of humble defiance, of determination to push forward. A place of solace and contemplation amongst the clamour and the folly.
This release is accompanied by extensive original artwork and photography created by Knox alongside the music in the early weeks of Autumn 2020.
100 - Limited edition CD + 16 page booklet. Gatefold silkscreened packaging with artwork throughout the sleeve and booklet by Richard Knox. Hand-numbered. Instant download available (one track with pre-orders and full album on release day) + Bandcamp code inserted inside the sleeve.
Digital orders receive the booklet in pdf form.
Silkscreened sleeves by Death Rattle Press
1. Grace and Truth Perish (18:33)
2. A Face Full of Drunken Ticks (32:08)