Label: Public Information – PUBINF001
Format: Vinyl, Mini-Album, Limited Edition
Released: 18 Sep 2011
Style: New Age, Abstract, Drone, Ambient
Composed By – Aaron David Ross
Design – Aaron David Ross, Remote Location
Photography By, Artwork – Mike Vallera
Recorded By – Aaron David Ross
Written-By – Aaron David Ross
Recorded at home during winter2010-11, using a Sequential Circuits Pro One, Roland SH-101, Roland Juno, Sequential Circuits Multitrak, 4-track Cassette & Computer. Vox on "Post PC" sampled from "Einzelganger"
A2 Jupiter Rising
A3 Sand Timer
A4 Post PC
B3 Mercury Retrograde
B4 Solitary Pursuits
Already spoken about in excitable tones, 'Solitary Pursuits' is the opening gambit on a very promising new label - Public Information, "A survey of electronics... noise... psych... industrial... house... dub... wyrd-pop... library... techno... art+design from the last seven decades..." Well, they evidently know the right buttons to push and the people who push them, selecting Aaron David Ross (ADR), a Brooklyn-based multimedia artist best known as half of Fright/Merok's Gatekeeper for their first excellent release. His sound here has a lot of parallels with the Ghost Box label, a similar feel for wide-eyed yet pensive sci-fi wonderment and the sort of evocative vignettes only known to hunters of the choicest library wax. It nods to the kind of music you'd imagine Drexciya would have drawn inspiration from as a kid, and subliminally seduced an entire generation who've grown up in front of the TV/Celluloid fantasy and its sonic associations. There's some heartbreakingly lush moments in here - we urge you to investigate.