Richmond Tape Club Volume 3

by Elian

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Created between November 2012 and May 2013, these are the first new tracks from Michael Duane Ferrell’s Elian project since 2011. Originally recorded and arranged on computer, each track was then signaled out to external effects and accompanied by synthesizer. This marks a change in technique from his previous releases on labels like Home Normal, providing a much warmer, fuller sound that’s always changing, never still, and heavily dark. Huge, engrossing dronescapes.

From Frans de Waard at Vital Weekly (issue #903):

"Behind Elian we find Michael Duane Ferrell, and these tracks here are his first since 2011. He has had releases on Home Normal. His music was 'recorded and arranged on computer, each track was then signaled out of external effects and accompanied by synthesizer', which is apparently a new of working for him and perhaps sounds different than his older work. I may not have heard that so I don't know. But what I hear now sounds very good. This is altogether more abstract than the two previous tapes from this club, going into a more noisy territory, but it's never over the top. Music that seems to be locked in itself and mutates as times goes on. There is a certain 'rot' in these machines munching away the insides of the music. Ambient industrial at its best. Great release!"


released August 22, 2013

All music by Michael Duane Ferrell. Mastered by Bryan Walthall. Originally released on cassette by Richmond Tape Club.



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Elian Richmond, Virginia

Elian is the creative moniker for the music of Michael Duane Ferrell. His work is mostly electronic, with a concentration on the art of sound. He lives in North Chesterfield, VA (U.S.A.).

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