The seventeenth release on Bloxham Tapes is 'Rothko Horizons' by CUT A LONELY FIGURE.
CUT A LONELY FIGURE is the recording persona of David McNamee, the man behind the eclectic cassette label Blue Tapes.
At the centre of 'Rothko Horizons' is a church organ that dreamed it was a synthesiser. Each side of this cassette is a figurative depiction of a sunrise and sunset, rendered in live improvised church organ fired through a forcefield of FX.
This is organ music for astral projection. Ancient drones, wheezes and groans seep out of its hulking physical form in The Old Church, Stoke Newington and become… abstracted. The sound of the seasons solidifying. "Narcissus in metamorphosis."
File next to Áine O'Dwyer 'Music For Church Cleaners' and Popol Vuh 'Vuh'. Listen to 'Rothko Horizons' in the dead of night or at first light for maximum psychedelic effect.
released December 18, 2019
David McNamee - Church organ and FX
Recorded by Stephen Wells at The Old
Church, Stoke Newington, London on
4th January 2019
supported by 15 fans who also own “Rothko Horizons”
There are so many things I could say about why this album is absolutely perfect. But to keep it short, single-handedly the most depressing album I've listened to, but also the most fantastic album I've listened to. Would highly recommend to anyone willing to give it a listen. mcdoob