Sector 12/12 set The Revenant Sea (aka Wizards Tell Lies and one half of Isobel Ccircle~) a challenge to produce an EP inspired by 90’s Drum and Bass.
‘The Visitation’ is the result.
This EP is a more optimistic sounding set than past The Revenant Sea releases (a self titled debut on Auditory Field Theory and the ‘Terror From Space’ series on Simiman Sound), but its inspiration and themes remain consistent: our terrifying and beguiling universe. ’The Visitation’ shifts both The Revenant Sea and the listener into a landscape where there is a sense that in the end everything will be OK. A world where, maybe, there is hope.
Although the end result sounds far removed from a true Drum and Bass aesthetic, it’s palette and composition are haunted by the genre and, just below the music’s surface, hints of Autechre, Pan Sonic and early Mouse on Mars can also be glimpsed.