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Noel Meek Shares Psychedelic New Album 'We Contain Multitudes'

Noel Meek Shares Psychedelic New Album 'We Contain Multitudes'

Wednesday 27th September, 2017 2:42PM

Known for his visceral free form electronic live performances and tireless work promoting New Zealand outsider sounds to the world with his label End Of The Alphabet Records, Wellington sound artist Noel Meek has released possibly his most accessible album yet with We Contain Multitudes. Embracing a sunny and sprawling sonic palette, the album recalls classic immersive electronic works by synthesizer legends Terry Riley and Suzanne Ciani. Released online and as a limited edition lathe-cut record, fans of bubbling synths will have to be in fast if they want to nab a physical copy.

UTR caught up with Meek who shared a few words on the new LP before heading off to Los Angeles to begin his international tour:

"This album was inspired, along with it's sister album 'Southern Bleach', by a long conversation with Cameron Stallones (Sun Araw) in a Japanese garden in LA last year. Somewhere between the bleached SoCal skies and the heady mix of music and mysticism Stallones was feeding me, these two albums found their inception. Where 'Southern Bleach' is blown out, fuzzed overdrive all the way, 'We Contain Multitudes' was conceived as a "hi-fi" version of the Meek sound. Though it's all improvised, it's as close to "song forms" as I think I'll ever get.

The concept on 'Multitudes' was to counter Sun Araw's mysticism with my own soil-based religion - a kind of ecological ecstasy music: music for worms and stars."

We Contain Multitudes
is out now via Bandcamp and God In The Music.

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