Perfect for walking through the woods, alone just before nightfall. The late sun dancing on the treetops brings shadows to life, quick glances over your shoulder ensure that you’re alone—or are you? Night Things know the pockets of earth where your light-seeing-eyes won’t be able to detect moving; breathing; spell-casting.
Favorite track: Sylvan Dread.
Young Hierophant's new extended play has arrived: "The Thin Place" is an eerie wander through the eternal, mystical woods in four acts. Created on vintage wood-grained equipment under a haze of incense and licorice, the album is an autumnal analog fantasia perfect for this season where the veil is thinner than ever. Comparisons to the English label Ghost Box and the warbly cinematic accompaniments of 16mm horror films are not inappropriate, yet this time around the songs have grown into a more beat-driven direction, culminating in a euphoric workout created with traditional Chicago house music instrumentation and techniques. "The Thin Place" is an ideal accompaniment for this harvest season of lengthening nights and the approach of All Saints' Day.
"Struck down on the road to halidom, the kid was wounded but not mortally. A year of careful ministration followed, then a second, exhalations whirling through the sky in oneiric time-lapse, constellations and zodiacal fantasias. Finally hale and restored to full constitution, his journey continues into the environs, lantern swaying in defiance. The woods are deep and mysterious, strange aloes and lichens under the lunar glow - no road! Onward he marches. The healing church is yet in the distance, bells pealing through the fog and mire."
released October 10, 2018
Conceived and performed for the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio in Norfolk, VA then arranged and recorded by Andrew Horton under Pink Antlers in Virginia Beach, VA 2018
Instrumentation: Sequentix Cirklon driving Roland System 100, Roland MT-32, Arp Odyssey, Make Noise 0-Coast, 808, 909. No eurorack/nothing personal.