Geo Metro – Theosis (nore035) Released February 21st, 2020
iTunes / Apple Music [Apple Digital Master]
Also available, limited edition super ferro normal-bias, real time duplication cassette with dark blue tint, grey liner and no screws. Limited to only 50 copies. Only available on Bandcamp here.
We are extremely excited to be releasing Philadelphian Geo Metro’s new album Theosis this Friday, February 21st. It’s part of a 3 album release he’s doing with the others dropping on Virtua 94 (Philadelphia) and the other on Tiger Blood Tapes (Toronto). To celebrate, we’ve pressed up an ultra limited edition (50 only) super ferro normal-bias, real time duplication cassette with dark blue tint, grey liner, and no screws. You can now Pre-order the Cassette over on our Bandcamp page, which comes with a digital copy of the album and a video for one of the album’s tracks, Kowloon. Full digital release will also be this Friday.
Here’s a little bit more about Theosis:
NOREMIXES is the host of the release Theosis, the third and final piece in the three album sequence. The album comprises five tracks of boundary-defying electronica, exploring overlaps and communions betwen vaporwave, lofi house and analog ambience while remaining perpetually shaded in the hues of the city when it rains – like a story told in an urgent whisper, Theosis is an ASMR recording of your last rites as read to you by someone who loves you dearly, snapped to a shuffle groove.
Geo Metro (Aesir AV Collective, Philadelphia) yesterday announced a trio of thematically related full-length LPs receiving simultaneous release across three separate labels: Tiger Blood Tapes (Toronto), V I R T U A 94 records (Philadelphia) and NOREMIXES (Philadelphia).
All three albums are arranged in thematic consideration of the three stages of ascetic contemplation – Katharsis, Theoria and Theosis – as described by Pseudo-Dionysus the Areopagite, a 6th century theologian of minor note.
The work collected across these three albums leaps between extremes of boundary-defying electronica, exploring overlaps and communions between vaporwave, lofi house and analog ambience while remaining perpetually shaded in the hues of the city in the rain – like an ASMR recording of your last rites as read to you by someone who loves you dearly, snapped to a grid.
In physical form, the j-cards of all three albums can be arranged side by side to create a contemplative image of Simeon the Holy Fool dragging his dead dog through the ancient city of Emesa.
Each label involved will be pressing 50 copies of their respective releases to cassette – meaning only 50 complete sets can ever be obtained.
2/21/20 – all platforms, everywhere.
We are thrilled to be releasing Theosis on 2/21/2020. Stay tuned for details regarding pre-orders of the cassette as well as the digital release.
We’re really excited to be releasing the debut full-length album from Amsterdam’s Dow Jones Brotherhood, a new moniker of producer Thomas de Rijk. Thomas has been involved heavily with the Dutch music scene from his days in Rotterdam to his new home of Amsterdam, having released under the name Halp for Seclusiasis, Lowriders and MYOR. But his new project Dow Jones Brotherhood has him approaching his music from a completely different perspective, utilizing different music-making tools, and a new aesthetic.
Although there is a musical connection to some of de Rijk’s previous output, ~~~, is much more abstract in its direction. The entire album was produced on the Teenage Engineering OP-1 portable synthesizer/sampler. Working away from a computer, and gathering musical inspiration from a completely different palate has allowed Thomas to develop a new language for his compositions, often improvising with short samples and the OP-1’s built in effects in passes to the built in 4 track recorder.
We’ve decided to press a limited edition Cobalt High Bias Type II Professionally Duplicated Cassette with Full Color Artwork and Direct-to-Tape Imprinting. Tape Shell is Smoky-Tinted Transparent. The cassette ships with a WAV Download code if purchased from our site, and is also available on Bandcamp with free download and unlimited streaming via the Bandcamp app. Tapes will ship Monday, August 3rd!