Then Beautiful Swift Sparrows Led You Over the Black Earth

A sonic painting by The Ephemeral Man

Ficci – Oh Baby
Lealani – Lonely Stars
The Ephemeral Man – Interlude (Fantastic Planet)
UNKLE – Iter XI In Your Arms (Feat. Brian Cox, Tilley, Sacha & Deya Du Preez)
Kemper Norton – Rn86
Agnes Obel – Trojan Horses
Vanishing Twin – Language is a City (Let Me Out!)
Billie Eilish – Bury a friend
Pulselovers – The Edge of the Cloud
Jacoo – Death by Noon
Meernaa – Ridges
The Ephemeral Man – Outerlude (Sapphrodite)
Lealani – Little House

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Wyrd Daze Six: Then Space Began to Toll

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Then Space Began to Toll

the new sonic painting by
The Ephemeral Man


ft. excerpts from:

Radio Free Albemuth by John Alan Simon

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch
by Charlie Brooker & David Slade

Starfish by A.T. White

Edward Elgar Enigma Variations: Nimrod
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Concerto 21: Andante
So Easy
Gregorio Allegri
Miserere mei, Deus
The Orb
Into the Fourth Dimension (excerpt)
LCD Soundsystem
Get Innocuous (electric lady sessions)
Tangerine Dream
The Who
Happy Jack
Harold Budd
Two Songs: 1. Let Us Go into the House of the Lord
Grey Frequency
In a Clearing
Osvaldo Golijov
The Police
King of Pain

Bacchus Beltane 6: Re-enchantment is Resistance

Wishing one and all a very Bacchus Beltane!

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ft. excerpts from the films Arcadia by Paul Wright (score by Adrian Utley and Will Gregory) and Penda’s Fen by David Rudkin and Alan Clarke.

1 Klaus Morlock and The Tape Circle – Open D
2 United Vibrations – Scion
3 Comus – Out of the Coma
4 Moses Boyd – The Balance
5 Hawthonn – Lady of the Flood
6 Szun Waves – Moon Runes
7 Chvrches – God’s Plan
8 Sproatly smith – Penda’s Fen
9 ASHTORETH & GREY MALKIN – I am the Story
10 Sleaford Mods – Policy Cream
11 Apparat – Dawan
12 Chaz Dolo – I Had Your Job Once
13 Douglas E. Powell & The Rising Spirit – The Battle of Hackney Wick
14 Paper Tiger – Posture Poseurs
15 Sculpture – The Zoetropic Gallery
16 JOHN 3-16 – 200 Million Horsemen
17 Current 93 – The Kettle’s On
18 Wizards Tell Lies – Chemognosis
19 Low – Fly
20 Quimper – I Put It Back Together

The narrative of Bacchus Beltane is best explored with headphones or a good sound system, and full immersion: in a darkened room or on a long walk…

With special thanks to Natasha, Chris, Élie Anne, Aki, and Cat.

Re-enchantment is Resistance!

The Ephemeral Man

Wyrd Daze Five: ’94 – ’95

Two new sonic paintings by
The Ephemeral Man

’94 – ’95:
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’94 – ’95 Mirrorverse:
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The early to mid-nineties were formative years for one particular incarnation of The Ephemeral Man. This time he was 19 & 20 years of age in ’94 – ’95. He’d already had his first ever psychedelic experience in ’92: an acid trip at an Orb gig. He’d left home at 18 to squat in an empty council house with a friend. When the Council finally kicked them out, he hitched to Luton to visit a friend who was there for Uni. In Luton he discovered Jungle and lost his virginity in an affair with a 33 year old woman with a thing for the film Bram Stoker’s Dracula (she wore a cloak). He also had some kind of transcendental experience whilst alone in a park reading a book about Shamanism; many things clicked into place that day, much of it indescribable. By ’94 he was back in Lincolnshire getting into all sorts of trouble, before moving from Sleaford to Boston to embark upon a college course in Popular Music (During one showcase evening open to the public, amongst all the indie bands, he performed a Jim Morrisonesque improvisation over strange electronic beats, accompanied by a TV festooned in Christmas lights showing René Laloux’s Fantastic Planet {hey blue girl, why so blue?} ). 1994 was the year of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act, which the UK government introduced in an attempt to crack down on the “anti-social behaviour” of people gathering together to explore shared experience through dancing, the taking of drugs and the exchanging of ideas and feelings.

All source material originally released in 1994/95

Ft. excerpts from Brainscan
directed by John Flynn
+ Strange Days
directed by Kathryn Bigelow

’94 – ’95

1 Atom Infant Incubator: Segment 0-1 
2 The Prodigy:
The Narcotic Suite: Claustrophobic Sting
3 Tricky: Aftermath
4 The Orb: Oxbow Lakes
5 The Future Sound of London:
Among Myselves
6 Mickey Finn: World Dance –
The Midsummer Dance Party (excerpt)
7 Aphex Twin: Cow Cud is a Twin
8 Slowdive: Miranda
9 Massive Attack: Protection
10 The Chemical Brothers:
Three Little Birdies Down Beat
11 Underworld: Cowgirl
12 Scanner: Mass Observation
13 Bjork: Possibly Maybe
14 Lisa Gerrard: The Rite
15 Depth Charge: Dead by Dawn
16 Nine Inch Nails: A Warm Place
17 Portishead: Roads
18 Steve Tibbetts: All for Nothing

’94 – ’95 Mirrorverse

1 Massive Attack: Weather Storm
2 Aphex Twin: Corrugated Tubing
3 Saint Etienne: Cool Kids of Death
4 The Prodigy: Break and Enter
5 Lisa Gerrard: Adjhon
6 The Future Sound of London: Ill Flower
7 Slowdive: Trellisaze
8 Portishead: Strangers
9 Bjork: The Modern Things
10 Deathprod: Treetop Drive 1
11 Tricky: Overcome
12 The Orb: Occidental
13 Scanner: Untitled (Mass Observation)
14 Tori Amos: Bells for Her
15 Blur: Girls and Boys (Ephemeral edit)
16 Telepathy: Steppin ’95
17 Leftfield: Black Flute
18 Experimental Audio Reasearch: D.M.T. Symphony (Overture to an Inhabited Zone)
19 Stereolab: Three-Dee Melodie

May induce altered states of consciousness…