Sign of the Cross Every Mile to the Border is an album of material sound and concrete emotion - tranquil, concussive electronics.
Seven meditations on optimism and faith through the prism of environmental cataclysm. Euphoric and dismal; partial survival as hypercolor swirls in fuel spills - econoline psychedelia. Conflicted, synthetic celebrations of the industry of human spirit // the malevolence of the human race; faith as optimism // optimism as escape.
The music is glacial, brittle and incomplete - low-key grandeur. Flippant scrolling through preset menus as virtuosity and casual anthems of indifference to bounty. Digital shatter is washed out by lucid drones and again by programmed noise, a reminder that advocacy builds itself on a foundation of prophecy but speculation can be crystallized in an instant. Dense sound mimics massive blankets of haze that clarify the primary forces: consumerism, institutional paternalism, genuine human resilience and ingenuity. Life on earth.
Active since 2014, Sign of the Cross Every Mile to the Border is the first official Ceramic TL release. Written and recorded with modesty at Halocline Trance studios in Toronto during summer/fall 2015. Visual design contributed by Marlen Keller.