The release of The Continuum Recyclings Volume Two (2LP, Tonefloat) continues an intriguing series of collaborations extending beyond traditional remix projects, this time putting sonic extremist Justin K Broadrick in the driving seat.
Motivated by their immense passion for a wide range of musical styles, Continuum has turned into the multi-layered synonym for the collective ambition and vision of Dirk Serries (Microphonics, vidnaObmana, Fear Falls Burning) and Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree, Bass Communion, Blackfield).
Following in the footsteps of their 2004 debut, Continuum Two was released in 2007 as the second installment in a series of limited edition CD albums, presented in a beautiful oversized digipack with breathtaking design and artwork by Lasse Hoile.
Next to these duo efforts, meanwhile, a second line of releases has prominently established itself. using an unreleased track by Wilson ("construct iii ? immersion mix") as his point of departure, Dirk Serries composed a galaxy of ghostly soundscapes in 2006, which would later be published as 2LP set The Continuum Recycling Volume One.
Tonefloat now continues this series of reconstructions with The Continuum Recyclings Volume Two (tf51), for which Serries and Wilson invited Justin K Broadrick (Jesu, Final, Godflesh) to add his own unique perspective on their material.
This time, however, the task was even more daunting, as the project not just encompassed a single track, but was based on the sources of Continuum?s entire second full length album. While the original already expanded into dark and relentlessly extreme territories, Broadrick has embarked on even more incisive explorations, drilling straight into the music?s marrow and extracting nothing but its naked and undiluted essence.
The result is a stunningly coherent new work in its own right spanning four monolithic tracks of epic proportions.
As with Continuum Recyclings Volume One, The Continuum Recyclings Volume Two is a vinyl only release, and limited to 500 copies on coloured 180grams vinyl in a stunning Carl Glover designed gatefold picture sleeve.
The release date is set for June 8, 2010. The album can now be pre-ordered directly from the Tonefloat shop. Check out the audio excerpts at their Myspace.
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