Words from the label:
When Adelaide enigma Rites Wild aka Stacey Wilson first came to Los Angeles her show got busted up by the cops before she even got to play (nice priorities, LAPD). Even so, she made an impression, and her self-released EPs of echoplexed minimalist swoon songs further stoked the fire to do a full-length. Ways Of Being collects the blackest pearls from three hyper-limited cassingles (released via her own defunct Faux Friends label) as well as adding a handful of newer, previously unreleased cuts for an ideal spelunk into RW’s memory-haunted grey-crystal waters.
Layering dusty church organ drum box rhythms with drone-dirge keyboard loops, spectral-melody shadowplay, and monotonal bedroom vox, WOB rides the ridge between vertical horizon raga rituals and young marbled giganto hypno-pop in an endlessly mesmerizing fashion, and signals a distinct new voice in the garbled membrane of global noise. Black vinyl LPs with images sourced by S. Wilson and designed by NNF. Mastered by Helmut Erler at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin. Edition of 450.
Ways Of Being
Rites Wild Theme
Deep Ocean Sands
Format: 12" vinyl record. 33rpm.
Year of release: 2012
Label: Siltbreeze (SB135)
City / Country: Melbourne, Australia