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Dau

PSALM003: Zed Zed

UK ambient musician Dau debuts on Phantom Limb’s Spirituals imprint with lush, organic mini-album Zed Zed, created entirely from acoustic instrumentation and real-time performances.

The serenely crafted quietude of Dau is captured on debut solo release Zed Zed. The record is intimate and personal, constructed with immense care and delicateness. Throughout the record are pastoral textures of slowmotion prettiness softly expanding and contracting about unusual, home-made sonics and deep, lulling drones. Stirring convergences of melodic threads that weave about expansive open plains of resonant harmonies; stillness and peace underpinning vanishing moments of the everyday, captured by field recordings or coincidental background noise to the recording. 

In Eynem, the debut EP by acclaimed cellist Francesca Ter-Berg, straddles the worlds of live processing, improvisation and traditional folk song. Weaving together fragments of field recordings, samples and beats with winding cello melodies and tunes from the Yiddish and Sinti Manouche traditions, the EP is a mesmeric first peek into the cellist’s recorded solo works.

The EP’s two more electronic recordings - ‘Hinges’ and ‘Wtybcrechk’ - showcase Ter-Berg’s prowess as a cellist, improviser and performer. The sounds of the cello are moulded into entrancing droning whirlwinds of sound, enhanced by Ter-Berg's voice, field recordings and electronics. Recorded live, these pieces illustrate the emotional rawness and sonic potential of the cello as an instrument.

Francesca Ter-Berg

PSALM002: In Enyem

Pram of Dogs

PSALM001: MATTER - ANTI

Phantom Limb is pleased to announce the launch of new imprint Spirituals, focusing on digital releases of instrumental, ambient-leaning works by musicians from all around the world. The first release on Spirituals - the strikingly cinematic Matter - Anti by Pram of Dogs - is set to arrive on September 18.

Pram of Dogs is a project born from an obsession with forgotten film scores and cult cinema. Working with vintage synths and overdubbing reel to reel tape, the London-based artist collected sounds over a number of years and pieced together his debut release Matter - Anti, a score to a film that doesn’t exist. The album, embellished with the gentle wow and flutter of tape, possesses a tremendous breadth of vintage, cinematic sounds.