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Modern Studies and Tommy Perman

Emergent Slow Arcs

fire records

very limited indies only lp + hand-crafted bespoke sleeve (350 only) + download

Released: 26th Jul 2019


this electronic reimagining of Modern Studies’ wonderfully experimental ‘Welcome Strangers’ sees the album transformed into an intoxicating work of floating ambience.

“A heady compendium of haunted disco lullabies for foggy urban woodland raves and psychotropic campfire sing-alongs,” said The Quietus of the original Perman (Random Audio Therapy Unit, Cybraphon) re-invents it as a series of modern electronic compositions, like Brian Eno, John Carpenter and Tangerine Dream’s offspring hanging out with Aphex Twin’s twin. “My solo work follows an analytical documentary style and much of it has taken the urban environment as inspiration.” On their previous work together as Water Of Life, The Vinyl Factory claimed Perman and Rob St John’s music as "a fascinating and ambitious project that tests the boundaries of what we perceive as music in the environments we live in".

Emergent Slow Arcs


  1. Ephemeris Mist
  2. Faraway Hills
  3. Celestial Dance
  4. Moonshot
  5. Ghost Skies
  6. Spectral Cannon
  7. Edgeland Duet
  8. Sunup Shutdown