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Victory Over The Sun (Little Crackd Rabbit Records)

by Mark Harris & JOHN 3:16

Dead Stars 11:07
Vortex 05:49


MARK HARRIS & JOHN 3:16 - Victory Over The Sun (LCR008)

1. Victory Over The Sun
2. Dead Stars
3. The Angry Moon
4. Requiem For The Lost
5. Vortex

ORDER: www.littlecrackdrabbit.co.uk/lcr008.html

‘Victory OverThe Sun’ is a collaborative album project bringing together Mark Harris and JOHN 3:16. Harris is an artist, musician and programer based in the West Midlands with a strong interest in systems and generative processes in music. JOHN 3:16 is the nom-de-plume of Philadelphia, USA-based Philippe Gerber, former frontman with Heat From A Dead Star. Seamlessly bringing together personal influences ranging from dark ambient, the heavier end of shoegaze and electronic systems music, the five tracks here coalesce into an immersive soundworld that integrates the best of their solo work.

Mark Harris says of the collaboration:
“The collaboration came out of mutual admiration for each other’s work. We started by sending each other live improvisations without any preplanning about future outcomes. Both of us would re-edit / mix and add additional parts reacting to what the other had done, taking the individual pieces off into uncharted territory. Often I would take a small fragment of what Philippe had created and apply granular synthesis techniques so some small detail would be exaggerated and become a dominate element. I would often find that improvisations I had done in the studio would seamlessly fit like a key fitting in a lock - my subconscious must have been chugging away in the background. The constant interaction and sharing of material over a year has created a sense of unity between our working methods. As with all collaborations worth doing, it has pushed us both outside our creative comfort zones and created something we would not have attempted individually.”

"Though these days there's no shortage of ambient soundscaping albums to choose from, Victory Over the Sun truly does stand out as an especially impressive creation. The care and craft its creators brought to the project's material is evident from beginning to end, resulting in an album that to these ears could qualify as a near perfect model for the genre." Textura.org


released October 28, 2016


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JOHN 3:16 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

JOHN 3:16 is Philippe Gerber, whose Heat From A DeadStar existed between 2004–09 and worked with Rick Harte/Ace Of Hearts Records in Boston. As JOHN 3:16, Gerber has released numerous works via Alrealon Musique, Flood Records, 75orLess, White Label Music, Venus Aeon, Classwar Karaoke, and more. He has collaborated with artists such as Pas Musique, TheUse, Rasplyn, Anthony Donovan, and Mark Harris. ... more

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