released June 1, 2013
All performance and composition by Mathias Van Eecloo (Monolyth & Cobalt)
Recorded between June 2012 and February 2013, in Brittany, France.
Cover art and design by Grace Wood
"Not a collaboration even when the name indicates otherwise. I never heard of Monolyth & Cobalt, which is the name chosen by Mathias Van Eecloo (who also works as d.rhöne). His previous work was released by Somehow, Feedback Loop, Audio Gourmet and Kesh, and he has had collaborations with Évo Lüthi (for Heat Death Records/American Typewriter), Keijo, Teamforest and Thomas Bel. He uses many acoustic instruments such as harmonium, piano, various strings, melodica, clarinet, cithar, concertina, xylophone as well as field recordings and computer treatments. He created nine pieces of highly introspective music, carefully moving about, slow like snail, sometimes barely audible but also present. There is the long form, sustained sounds from processing acoustic instruments colliding gently against actually played parts, such as the cithar and other stringed instruments. Beautifully slow summer music, but best served when twilight sets in."