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Daniel Avery & Alessandro Cortini

Illusion Of Time 

PHANTASY SOUND



cd (pre-order)

Expected Release: 27th Mar 2020

£10.99


Heavyweight, transparent magenta lp + download (pre-order)

Expected Release: 27th Mar 2020

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Beginning as a collaborative experiment before the pair had even met, Avery and Cortini then worked remotely and free of concept or deadline over several years.

The result, finally completed when both artists were touring with Nine Inch Nails in 2018, is a quietly powerful album rooted in trust, process and experimentation. The first fruits of their labour were unveiled last year when ‘Water’ and ‘Sun’ appeared online, subsequently released as a very limited 7” run that was sold at FYF Festival and Mount Analog in Los Angeles, and Phonica Records in London. Both tracks are included on the album. “It was very much a shared process”, notes Avery. “I would like to credit Alessandro with his belief that music has a life of its own, as well as the importance he places on the first take... That even something that may be considered out-of-step by some should be respected. Some of the tracks were borne simply out of a tiny synth part, or a bit of tape hiss that we had recorded. And that approach taught me a lot. It’s a record that’s been worked on hard, but not laboured over.” “I was a big fan of Daniel’s, and his work always spoke to me in a certain way,’’ explains Cortini. “Then, when we started working together, it just clicked. It’s very hard to explain, but I can always hear the love in his work, and that is true on this record. After our first collaboration, we just kept sending each other music and maintaining that dialogue. Next thing you know, we’re sitting in a hotel room in New York and had finished the record in three hours.”

Illusion Of Time 

Tracklist

  1. Sun
  2. Illusion of Time
  3. CC Pad
  4. Space Channel
  5. Inside The Ruins
  6. At First Sight
  7. Interrupted By The Cloud of Light
  8. Enter Exit
  9. Water
  10. Stills