AOTW | 7 August – 13 August: Vision Girl – Amare Sanguinem
Amare sanguinem pulls a production trick that will make many listeners immediately hate it: sound only comes out of the left channel. Well, with the exception of a dull, mid-frequency tone that’s barely audible on the right. For many albums, this would be an immediate album-killer that would relegate it to the “skip” pile so fast, but Vision Girl pulls it off. The tracks sampled here are all classical and liturgical music with an exceptional layer of static and dust that sound as if they were pulled directly from crusty old vinyls that haven’t been touched in over thirty years. This impression is similar to the one left by An Empty Bliss Beyond this World by The Caretaker, but where that album sampled old 78’s from the 1920s and 1930s to explore dementia in Alzheimer’s patients, Amare sanguinem is more like your imaginary score to walking through an abandoned church. This is a deep cut in the TKX Vault discography that is worth checking out if you’re interested in novel production styles, of which the label has plenty of examples.
Read the Sunbleach article here, and check out the music below: