Cartographer

by Fading Tapes

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1.
East Valley 17:33
2.
Bones 14:10
3.
Boats 11:33
4.
Dry Red Land 16:13

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A journey into uncharted territories with Fading Tapes.

The Cartographer uses sparse percussion to propel us on our journey through cinematic soundscapes conjured from swells of effects, guitars, and vocals. There is a sense of unfolding space throughout the tracks, as we glide across deserted landscapes charting abandoned remains and artefacts as they appear through the haze. Notes echo out seemingly endlessly and blend with intonations, whistles and sounds less discernible as the minimal drum work provides a sense of motion, as if staring out of the window of a strange craft in unfamiliar terrain, as time stretches with the landscape. Cartographer would be well at home as the soundtrack of some lost sci-fi art film, accompanying slow long shots of distant zones.

Fading Tapes is the Polish duo of Krzysztof Siwkowski and Marcin Lasek, this time with Aleksandra for additional vocal textures. Based around guitar and drums they conjure minimal psychedelic soundscapes.

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released August 4, 2021

Written and recorded by Fading Tapes in lighthouse studio, 2017

Krzysztof Siwkowski - guitars, effects, design

Marcin Lasek - percussion, voice effect,
radio effect, photo

Aleksandra - vocal

Painting by Agnieszka Zaleska

Mixed by Krzysztof Siwkowski

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