Gorgeous sounds and ambience. Put together sparingly with tinges of nostalgia and memory drifting easily along the course of the tunes.
Favorite track: Loon - Underworld (Talbot Fade's Rebehold The Stars Edit).
Local Action’s last release of 2015 is a new album by a long-time ally of the label, Talbot Fade.
From Essex but based in London, Talbot Fade debuted in 2013 with a self-titled, self-released album that captivated its small audience. Cult classic might be pushing it, but it’s the sort of record that everyone who knows, loves. He followed it later that year with November is So Alive for Better and for Worse, a mix of original material and edits for Truants that was somewhere between an accompaniment and an epilogue to his self-titled album. Again, everyone who knows it loves it.
Talbot Fade’s music deals with “memories of places, people and things, and how the brain twists, fogs and sullies them through experiences, time and intoxication. November has always felt like the turning point, as the cold and darkness of winter properly kicks in.”
On November Versions, a collection of new Talbot material and reworkings of music by the Daybreak collective that Talbot is affiliated with (Rimplton, Yamaneko, Boardgame James, Loon), he attempts to evoke that transition through half-familiar melodic phrases, smeared by fog, rogue signals and static. The record nods at times to Leyland Kirby’s work as The Caretaker, Infinity Frequencies’ Computer series and Akira Yamaoka, but ultimately it’s a record about friends, fuzz and family - and it's free. Merry fucking Christmas.
released December 11, 2015
• Mastered by Tom Lea and Talbot Fade
• Artwork by Talbot Fade
supported by 12 fans who also own “November Versions”
As haunting and hypnotizing as going through the MGS series in release order and growing more and more captivated by the fandom's fabled Venom Snake without knowing a single thing about him. No, but seriously, this album is a work of art to transport you far, far away, an idea that draws you into the abstract. quietis
supported by 11 fans who also own “November Versions”
During the final days of writing my thesis I listened to this album on repeat for hours at a time. It was like being suspended in one eternal moment while all that changed around me were the ripples and eddies of a slowly meandering river. catharina_bee