We are loving this dark ambient and minimalist epic from cult label Blackest Ever Black. These long form compositions strike a particular chord in the psyche and the haunting atmosphere is dead on. The story behind the release goes like this:
A man investigating the disappearance of a number of missionaries, some of them musicians, in Papua New Guinea in the ‘80s discovered a box of cassettes at a market in Port Moresby. He was told these were the only remains of the group, who often sojourned into the wilderness for weeks on end before returning to tinker on machines in a rented shack. The tapes began to circulate among a small circle of enthusiasts. Rumors swirled that these recordings— containing long-form, dread-heavy compositions for minimal synthesizer and field recordings— reflect those lost Christ-bringers’ descent into heresy, with their hearts and minds being consumed by jungle spirits.
First released on cassette by L.A.’s Hospital Records in 2012, this is the first time it’s available on 12”. More info here.