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by Spheruleus

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Cultivating 08:30
Weathering 09:14
Falling 10:08
Withering 08:34


Sundials is the new digital album by British artist Spheruleus which is the only release on Tessellate Recordings in 2016 as a quiet year draws to a close. Harry Towell returns as Spheruleus after his 'Cyanometry' album released back in 2012 and in 'Sundials', his chosen theme is time.

The four rustic drones that comprise 'Sundials' tell the never-ending story of the changing leaves as one season passes into the next: 'Cultivating' opens this 37 minute journey with a slow and ghostly guitar loop as time allows the leaves to grow and flourish. Next, 'Weathering' depicts the turning colours of Autumn then before long, the scattering wash of drones in 'Falling' paint a picture of magical coloured leaves falling from the sky. To close, 'Withering' portrays the sad tale of bare trees, as their leaves lay trampled into the ground.

Musically 'Sundials' sees Spheruleus draw from all of his previous work with another pastoral theme, however these mid-length tracks lean more towards Ambient/Drone as the electro acoustic sound sources of guitar, piano, violin, harmonica and voice blur into a reflective bed of harmonic bliss.

A key part of 'Sundials' is the artwork which was taken by the artist: as each track passes by, the leaves will change colour.


released December 8, 2016

Written and produced by Harry Towell
Artwork by Harry Towell


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Tessellate Recordings Bourne, UK

Tessellate Recordings was established in January 2012 by Harry Towell, from Lincolnshire in the UK as a sister label to the Audio Gourmet netlabel.
It will focus on infrequent limited edition CDr and digital releases with a focus on music that loosely falls in the modern ambient music category
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