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MINING - Chimet (The LEAF Label)

In October 2017, ex-Hurricane Ophelia and Storm Brian hit the British Isles. These weather systems had formed separately over the Atlantic before moving north-east and converging. In addition to 100mph winds and widespread damage and disruption, the storms brought dust from the Sahara Desert that turned the skies orange over much of the UK. This otherworldly meteorological phenomenon serves as a fitting backdrop to Chimet.

released 8th March 2023

Craig Kirkpatrick-Whitby: project concept, artistic direction, data sourcing, analytics & programming
PJ Davy: sound design & programming
Matthew Bourne: piano, cello & Lintronics Advanced Memorymoog (LAMM) synthesiser

Composed by Matthew Bourne, PJ Davy & Craig Kirkpatrick-Whitby
Published by Mute Song

Arranged & recorded by PJ Davy
Produced by Craig Kirkpatrick-Whitby & PJ Davy
Mixed by Aneek Thapar
Mastered by Lewis Hopkin at Stardelta Mastering

Art & design by Oli Bentley, Split
Photography by Craig Kirkpatrick-Whitby & PJ Davy
Generative visuals by Sock Baeus Redding
Bathymetric survey of Chichester Harbour (c) 2017-2021 Chichester Harbour Conservancy. Used with kind permission

Primary data source: Chimet / West Pole Beacon (c) 2017 Solentmet Support Group. Used with kind permission


4/5, Mojo

“Majestic power”

8/10, Uncut

“A sonic shelter from the elements”

DJ Magazine

“MINING channel contemplation and slow-rolling introspection"

Electronic Sound

"Extraordinary work"

9/10, The Letter Download of the Week

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