The Brvtalist is pleased to feature the upcoming split cassette by Copenhagen-based artist øjeRum and American Lexemes. We have been big fans of øjeRum's visual art, specifically his hand made collages, that we featured on the site back in June. We were very pleased to discover that he is also a sound artist, operating in the genres of ambient, atmospherics and noise. California-based Lexemes is linked to similar genres, releasing a few strong EPs on labels like Orcus Editions .
The split cassette from the two artists is aptly described as "atmospheric ritualism", with each side serving as the unintentional compliment to its inverse. Listening to the release quickly submerges the listener into a introspective cloud of dark, droning environments that evoke feelings of somber nights and ceremonial practices. The cassette is limited to 100 with 70 being clear and 30 grey. We also love the art insert as it includes the entire series of "The Forest is Sleeping Within the Trees", the works that we previously featured here on The Brvtalist. The beautiful packaging mixed with three stellar long compositions make this an excellent purchase. For your listening please we have included side 1 here: