Requiem Mass & Other Experiments
2010 album from Gris Gris founder and Creamery Studio owner Greg Ashley. The album opens with the side-long track 'Requiem Mass'; the flip is a series of sound and music experiments. Ashley himself was kind enough to explain his methods of recording an experimental piece like this: "I begin 'Symmetric Juggling' with two competing tones panned away from one another between the two speakers. Then, a set of tribal-sounding drums fade up from the hum. Each individual drum was tracked and recorded separately, so they could be panned away from each other. During the song, the drums are constantly flipping back and forth through the speakers. This diverges into the symmetric part of the track in which all the music has been performed forward and backward identically over itself. You can hear the bass and drums suck into themselves in this f***ed-up pulse. The end of this song is the beginning and the beginning is the end, and the center point explodes with a gong.