Audio Chronicles Of The Drumhead

by The Elderbranch Campaign



Audio Chronicles Of The Drumhead, the 9th full-length release by The Elderbranch Campaign, is a set of interpretive soundscapes chronicling the overly civilized incivility of a drumhead or show trial. Metaphorically standing as an indictment on the state of the American justice system, the album has been described as “like justice itself being hopelessly crushed under an enormous, amorphous, rolling, crushing, billowing cloud... a chorus-like phalanx of austere faceless women with an aura of dull dark grey-blue, like a storm cloud full of extremely slow but unrelenting force - like a glacier or lava, crushing and churning - completely stoic and unmoved by any protest or sympathy."

Stylistically and musically the album is a logical progression from their Jovian Survey series, with synths, found objects, walls of distortion and highly processed field recordings creating complex and vivid audio sculptures that act as soundtracks for the mind.


released April 20, 2014

The Elderbranch Campaign are: G M Slater and Stephen Robert Rook Thompson.
Composed, performed and produced by The Elderbranch Campaign. Additional field recordings by 833-45, Dobroide, Freesound, Huubjeoen, Vflefevre, all made available via the FreeSound Project.
Special thanks to L G for much needed documentation, inspiration, interpretation and motivation.
Recorded February - April, 2014 at their home studios in Nottingham UK and Santa Barbara USA.
Artwork by G M Slater
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.





The Elderbranch Campaign Irvine, California

The Elderbranch Campaign is an experimental dark ambient industrial collaboration between American artist G M Slater (Eris and Dysnomia, 12 Frozen Radios, Occurrences In Rain) and U.K. Artist Stephen Surreal ne Rook (~UNUNE~/Agony for Pleasure, Spitune). They are known for long conceptual works that weave synths, found objects and highly processed field recordings into journeys of multiple styles. ... more

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