Released on Past Inside the Present - pitp.bandcamp.com
cassettes sold out through the label but available at Juno Records - www.juno.co.uk/products/anthene-long-formations-4/767526-01/
Recorded by Brad Deschamps in Toronto, Canada
"for the first time in years" recorded in August 2017 and originally released as a digital single on Polar Seas to raise money for the Transgender Law Centre.
"isolation" recorded in 2018 and originally released as a digital single on 1834 Recordings
All other pieces recorded fall and winter 2019.
Mastered by Ian Hawgood
Images by Ash Edwards
Layout, assemblage and design treatments by zakè
© Past Inside the Present
This is PITP-C011 | MMXX
At the centre of long formations +4 are the 2 longest pieces I've recorded. Although recorded and released at different times, these pieces always felt like they were two sides of the same coin and I'd hoped to have them collected on a physical release one day. Both use layers of guitar as the source material and the pieces ebb and flow between the original guitar recordings and variations on them - manipulations in playback speed and EQ with additional textures and melodies fading into the mixes. The additional pieces were all recorded in late 2019 and are significantly shorter pieces, but feel very connected to the long formations in tone and in mood so it seemed fitting that these all be compiled together. These pieces are also predominantly guitar based with the addition of strings in "soft spoken" and onde magnetique in "street lights".
Thank you to Zach for making this release a reality.
released March 15, 2020