With our closure imminent, TWG thought it was high time we stuck out a release by one of our favourite masters of subtly, dissonance, and lo-fi emotion; ocean palace is bringing his incredible talents in this twelve track opus UN PEACE SUMMIT.
Tonal poetics seen in 'kingdoms of madness', 'ur cute', and 'love and solitude' play alongside the frantic dissonant beauty of 'a lucid surge of light', 'creating gem quality stones in a wood stove', and 'an ocean of glass and starlight', forming a cohesive and multifaceted exploration of lo-fi melody.
Ukulele samples by Hunter Irving in 'so i married a slime' and drum contributions on 'creating...' and 'a lucid...' by ex-TWGer Guardia (not to mention full compositions by other artists re-arranged by ocean palace) give UN PEACE SUMMIT another layer of depth and range to the already diverse set of sounds. The production is minimal too, taken directly from source the understated meanderings of track speak from themselves slowly, giving the album a sense of growing over frequent re-listens across both the ambient and the jazz influenced tracks alike.
Enough hyperbole; some of the best lo-fi and affective chip in the scene. We're very very happy to be putting this out! PS, download comes with two bonus tracks!
released September 24, 2014
Songs written by Alex Bardelmeier except Track 11 by Brandon Coletti, Track 14 and drums of Track 12 by Jordan Flessing, and drums of Track 1 and drum conrtributions on Track 6 by Styles Munson
Alex Bardelmeier: "Special thanks to Andrew Kilpatrick, Alex Kelly, and all of our listeners."
Art by Alex Kelly