The Brvtalist is proud to feature the latest release by Washington-based, experimental project Mamiffer and abstract sound artist Daniel Menche. Crater is an album four years in the making and documents the intimate friendship between the Pacific Northwest inhabitants. Comprised of Aaron Turner (Isis) and Faith Coloccia (Barnett + Coloccia), Mamiffer has shown through several releases that their music exists in a very unique space - somewhere in between drone, doom, ambient and noise. Known for their powerful and transformational works, it was no surprise that a partnership with illustrious sound artist Daniel Menche would produce such a prodigious album.
Crater is both effectual and evocative, perfectly summarizing the landform for which it is named. Mamiffer's combination of haunting electronics and sorrowing hymns is the perfect compliment to Menche's cerebral abstractions. The record puts the listener into the room with the trio and one can slowly envision the environment and atmosphere that inspired the music. Truly cinematic in proportion, Crater unveils an excellent new chapter in the progression of Turner and Coloccia, and is another impressive entry in the Daniel Menche catalog. We asked the artists to say a few words about the release and Turner and Menche contributed the following:
Never underestimate the power of a good hike with good friends to inspire sounds and noise that runs deep with our friendship and in turn this collaboration recording "Crater".
- Daniel Menche
Working with people where there's an underlying foundation of friendship, has in our experience, always produced the most meaningful results. There's a greater human depth to the experience of making the music, as well as listening back to it because of the personal bonds between the creators. I believe this is something that can be felt by listeners as well.
For your listening pleasure we have also included the track "Husk", which is a great example of the album's force and scope. Crater is out November 13th on the always impressive Sige Records and will be available on CD, cassette and digital formats.