David Burraston returns to Psoma Psi Phi with his eighth release for the label, and sixth bearing the Noyzelab moniker. Wood Cell Meditations is the fifth and final installment of a five-part series that was issued serially between October 2018 and February 2019.
The recordings presented here are, as the title implies, intended to assist in meditation, and operate as minimalistic walls of humming drones, parsed out into pre-determined "dosages", to assist in their usage as a utility. Only have three minutes before you have to go to work? There's a 3-minute Cell Meditation for you here. Need a harmonic backdrop for your yoga session or your power nap? Cell Meditations also come in 5, 10, 15, 20 and 30-minute sections. For those of you seeking a deeper experience, Burraston has also provided 45 and 60-minute versions of these Meditations, perfect for disconnection, introspection and all manner of subconscious stimulation. As is his usual, Burraston's work treats time itself as an elastic band that passes by at a rate of his choosing, and for this we've come to be quite addicted to these recordings, even finding ourselves lost inside a three-minute drone. In this fashion, Noyzelab has essentially created an infinite generative structure, and these segments are in fact windows of varying lengths of time, through which we're able to observe and experience something that is impossibly large and unfathomably deep. Be careful with these Meditations - even the artist himself has issued a text advisory in the notes for these recordings - for they are potent and finely distilled examples of the current the universe itself moves through, from element to element.
NOTE: The digital version of NYZ-VIII contains only the 20-minute Meditation. For the full and unabridged Wood Cell Meditations experience, listeners may purchase the limited edition 3xCD-R set.
NOTE: After some confusion from listeners, we'd like to make clear the fact that all NYZ/Noyzelab catalog releases at Psoma are available ONLY as abridged digital versions for name-your-price/free download, and in their full unabridged editions as physical CD-Rs. There is not an unabridged digital version of anything from NYZ at Psoma, and the physical editions do not ship with unabridged digital versions either (that is, if you do not count the digital music present on the compact discs). For listeners only interested in unabridged digital versions, we encourage you to visit noyzelab.bandcamp.com
to purchase those directly from NYZ, or even better, subscribe to his Bandcamp output and just get everything.
released February 2, 2019
W/P by David Burraston. Recorded, edited and produced at Noyzelab between 2013 and 2016. Sounds derived via custom designed digital microtonal oscillators [running in Lambdoma Matrix mode] and processed via the Hinton Music Lab modular. Design and text by ABM&D. David Burraston appears courtesy of Noyzelab: www.noyzelab.com
This is Psoma Psi Phi number NYZ-VIII, and eighth in the NYZ subcatalog.