Larum, Into a Bright Land, 2019
Best new ambient on Bandcamp: April 2019
"Into a Bright Land is in turns crystalline and delicate, warm and lush as a thick blanket." -Peter Kirn, Create Digital Music
“...many elements appear that make evident Frank’s willingness to push his sound into unexpected places. For me, that makes Into a Bright Land all the more profound an experience." -Ari Delaney, Bandcamp
Into a Bright Land tells a story of California's natural places, through field recordings, immense synthetic textures and acousmatic sounds. The album was born from acoustic ecology studies by Puremagnetik sound designer Micah Frank; captured on the shores of Point Reyes to mountains in Big Sur and ancient forests of Yosemite. It was later assembled in the studio and augmented with algorithmic programming in Csound.
The result is a journey through landscapes possibly visited by the likes of Boards Of Canada, Susumu Yakota or GAS. It continues these musical conversations and establishes a solid foundation for the launch of the Puremagnetik label; which has plans for a packed release schedule this year.
Released March 21, 2019
Produced and recorded by Micah Frank
Field recordings from Big Sur State Park, Yosemite National Park and Sequoia National Park
Artwork by John Whitlock
Mastered by Taylor Deupree at 12k