Coming from the home of Future Sound of London and credited to their ‘producer’ Yage, "Ignition of the Sun" is a deep and evolving journey through liquid spewing analogue sequences, warm saturated swampy sine waves. It calls back to a time from the early 70s with bands such as Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze.
All sounds were created and sequenced entirely on the EMS Synthi AKS, multitracked and mixed to 15ips 1/4 Revox tape. The EMS Synthi AKS was first introduced in 1971, one of the earliest Synthesisers available and as used by Radiophonic Workshop, Pink Floyd, Brian Eno.
They say stars are in the sky, but in Los Angeles, they can be anywhere from struggling actors posing as waiters to bartenders with a song in their hearts. That was the case for Mike DeLay and Leilani Francisco when the pair met and became not only involved in the ways of love, but blossomed musically together over the years creating Tic Tic Boom. They adopted the DIY style early on and have continued that aesthetic with their new EP, Before the Sun Rises.
Samulnori is a traditional Korean folk percussion ensemble who utilizes for percussion instruments: kkaengguari, ching, changgo, and buk. Renowned changgo player Kim Duk Soo with Samulnori has put together a stunning collection of world talents who fuse traditional Korean forms with other genres that span the globe – most notably jazz and funk. The results are impressive. All of the pieces on this release maintain some facets of traditional Korean music that are unique to that culture, be it the pansori singing style on "Rabbit Stori" or the shanawi improvisational technique on "Shinawi".