Woob – Light and Levitation

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Amazing photography by Sofia Ajram via DRB’s extreme sleeping series

Sometime around December 2013 I was having a conversation with a friend about how surprised I was by the relatively high number of Ultrascope CD sales given the niche that is Woob and indeed the now niche that are CD’s and that it was a shame there were not enough to make a living from enabling me to focus on Woob music exclusively. He comically suggested that all I needed was one big Xmas Hit –  along the lines of Mariah Carey, Slade or Wham!. I jokingly replied that maybe a penguin chorus would be more appropriate! However the next day that conversation jogged my memory, reminding me of a choral album concept I previously had.

The album already had a rough (now abandoned) track that featured (in part) on the mix I did for French FM Radio show SolenoMix with it’s title – Light and Levitation inspired by the photograph above. So I decided to revive the idea, it was too late for that year…I planned on 2014.

Flash Forward to December last year and I had almost finished the second track when disaster struck – I won’t go into details on that now but the idea was that every December / early January a piece or two of ambient choral music would be released under the banner Light and Levitation and after the holidays would be removed until the following year when another piece would be added to the collection until, however many years down the line, a full album would be complete and made available – potentially up to a decade from now.

I clearly missed December and the tracks have evolved into something else, so in light of this…. a slight change of plan – Light and Levitation begins in reverse with a sequel to an album that does not yet exist… Light and Levitation (Epilogue) a mini LP from the future released outside the holiday season but whilst the chill is still in the air, a hypnotic ambient collection and the perfect inverted prelude to an album of potential Holiday Hits!

 

Light and Levitation (Epilogue) will go on sale this month* and like its unwritten predecessor It will be available to download for a limited time (around 30 days) but after this point it will  be deleted in it’s current form forever – creating an LP with an Expiration Date !

*TBC

UPDATE

It’s out now and available for 40 days LINK

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Comments

  1. exciting!

  2. my heart stopped beating during ten seconds

  3. You really know how to fuck with our heads, don’t you Paul? ;)

  4. Paul – Woob is a gift to the world, and ever since hearing the first strains on em:t compilations years ago, spaced out with roomates in a way only possible in the early 90s, I’ve felt you should be able to dedicate yourself to it as well.

    I wonder this: Have you ever looked seriously into something like Patreon? I would gladly tithe a monthly bit for a slow stream of woob, and I am sure I’m not alone. Fermi or not.

  5. drip.fm does something similar, works well with labels (I’m on the Ninja tune one) but Donnacha Costello has just started one for purely his work. https://drip.fm/donnachacostello

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  1. […] February, 2015 by season9 Leave a Comment Looks like I’m, ahead of myself! and the album is out now.!.. Light and Levitation (Epilogue) is a Time Limited sequel to an album that does not yet exist. A mini LP with an expiration date available to download for just 40 days after which it will be deleted in it’s current form. Full back story HERE […]

  2. […] Light and Levitation (Epilogue) is a Time Limited sequel to an album that does not yet exist. A mini LP with an expiration date available to download for just 40 days after which it will be deleted in it’s current form. Full back story HERE […]

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