Karenn's Arthur Cayzer turns to ambient on his fine debut album. Pariah - Here From Where We Are To the casual observer, Arthur Cayzer might look like a fringe artist who dips their toes into music only periodically. That would sell him short. He was a key member of an aspiring class of British producers, alongside James Blake and Space Dimension Controller, that reinvigorated R&S at the turn of the '10s.
Pariah (London’s Arthur Cayzer) emerged in 2009, bearing a sleek and soulful variant of the UK bass that was then bubbling up in the work of artists like Burial and James Blake. Following the one-two punch of his debut single, Detroit Falls, and its follow-up EP, Safehouses, he surmised that he would begin work on his debut album in the next year or so. But what he described as pretty bad writer’s block must have been worse than he imagined, because that debut long-player ended up taking eight years. In the intervening span, he was productive, but not prolific. The same could be said for most of Here From Where We Are. Like all agreeable ambient music, it burbles away in the background, invisible right up until the moment you notice it-a little like the ambient revival itself.
The album kicks off with a slow, science-fiction indebted intro, not dissimilar to Pink Floyd's "Welcome To The Machine. Vast, alien landscapes are evoked in Pith. Regardless of past achievements, Here From Where We Are is a fascinating revelation of a façet to Pariah many will not yet know. It deserves to be approached without the baggage of expectation and heard affording the same care with which it has so obviously been made.
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Album highlight ‘At The Edge’ provides a mid-record climax, threading tactile textures around an emotive harmonic progression that spirals into chaos, only to return even stronger, smearing thick brushstrokes of noise across the canvas. Some of the record’s best moments appear fleetingly at the end or beginning of tracks, resting places that leave room for weirdly expressive details: the chimes in ‘Rain Soup’, the sounds of insects at the end of ‘Linnaea’ . Rain Soup B4. Drug The Lake B5. Here From Where We Are. Discover more about Pariah and Houndstooth on Inverted Audio.
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Hihi - my first album "Here From Where We Are" is out now - The making of this record has been a huge part of my life over the past couple of years so I'm super happy to see it finally out there. Pariah has recently returned with Here From Where We Are, his first solo material in a while. The debut album on Houndstooth finds the producer develop beatless, synth heavy soundtracks into long, tho. See all. Posts.
|B1||At The Edge|
|B4||Drug The Lake|
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- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Houndstooth
- Copyright (c) – Houndstooth
- Manufactured By – Optimal Media GmbH
- Mastered At – Alchemy Mastering
- Cover – Arthur Cayzer, Aura Sato Lydon
- Mastered By – Matt Colton
- Mixed By – Arthur Cayzer, Paul Corley, Paul Evans
- Written-By, Producer – Arthur Cayzer
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 0802560209615
|HTH096CD||Pariah||Here From Where We Are (CD, Album)||Houndstooth||HTH096CD||UK||2018|
|HTH096||Pariah||Here From Where We Are (LP, Album, Ltd, 180)||Houndstooth||HTH096||UK||2018|