Robert Curgenven’s SIRÉNE is one of our favorite 12″s this year, and the producer is set to follow it with They tore the earth and, like a scar, it swallowed them.
You might have guessed from the title that it’s a charged piece of work, and finds itself exploring themes of colonial violence, settlement and struggle with specific reference to Curgenven’s homeland of Australia.
Curgenven interprets these themes with a familiar, noisy selection of treatments, dragging a selection of carefully-picked field recordings and instrumental drones through his cascade of effects. You can see a trailer for the album, outlining its themes with a collection of images, below.
The album will be released on red vinyl on Curgenven’s own Recorded Fields Editions label, and will be available on November 17.
01. Scattered to the wind, the fortunate
02. Only the dogs and the fires on the horizon
03. The heat at their necks
04. And when the storm came, they were the storm