- Album Title:Borderlands
- Info:Label: Nouvelle Nicotine – OPIUM MMXIV-III
Type: 2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered, Reissue, Gatefold
Date of released: 2015
Style: Dark Ambient, Drone
- Size ZIP FLAC1425 megabytes
- Size ZIP MP31596 megabytes
- Format:FLAC MP3 XM MMF DMF MP2 WAV MOD ASF
|B1||On The Borders Of The Silences...||9:02|
|C1||Do The Dead Stars Make The Green Sun Their Grave?||6:08|
- Artwork – The Walrus
- Lyrics By – William Hope Hodgson (tracks: A1)
- Music By – John Everall
- Musical Assistance – Teresa Mills (tracks: A1 to D1)
- Vocals – John Balance (tracks: A1)
NotesEdition of 700 copies, 600 white & 100 black vinyl.
Borderlands, originally released in 1999 as a limited edition Sentrax Collector’s CD, is now available for the first time on vinyl as a double gatefold LP. Opening with the extended version of ‘Grief‘ featuring the William Hope Hodgson text, intoned disquietly by Jhonn Balance of Coil, it closes with a bonus Tactile track.
Undulating cavernous analogue throbs shadow the drifts of perceptible pan tonalities that spread through the stereo field to construct a dense textural soundscape.
A restless anguish and palpable tension permeates this composition, as an exploration of the borderland of some unthought-of region. Transitions of place, form and existence manifest into an audible realisation of John Everall’s intensely personal reactions following the death of his mother.
Borderlands exposes the intolerable ache and impenetrable desolation of loss.
This posthumous release was arranged in agreement with John Everall prior to his death on 26th September 2014.
|SCS 01 CD||Tactile||Borderlands (CD, Album)||Sentrax||SCS 01 CD||UK||1999|
|OPIUM MMXIV-III||Tactile||Borderlands (2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num, Met + 7")||Nouvelle Nicotine||OPIUM MMXIV-III||Luxembourg||2015|