Not Here

by Aurist

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The name Aurist derives from a now seldom-used term for "one skilled in treating and curing disorders of the ear". Not Here, the first Aurist release from Amoebic Industries, prescribes as a cure for any ear troubles four slabs of brooding, intense noise/drone over 35 minutes, somehow managing to be punishingly harsh and strangely delicate at the same time.

As played on Tom Ravenscroft's 6Music show and recommended by Ben UFO.

"Liam Adams is barely out of his teens, yet he already has a handful of albums floating around the Internet. This prolific Londoner (who records as Aurist) revels in digitally produced drones. Not Here (his first release for net label Amoebic Industries) showcases Adams' keen ear for texture and rhythm. His fluid drones drift enchantingly, augmented by feedback and distortion. "Dekindling" is the closest Aurist gets to a full-on sonic assault, with percussive stabs and a loud chorus of noise; it's the perfect introductory ear conditioning to get one in the mood. "Blind and Elated" is the most rhythmically complex of the four tracks, while the ultra-short "Mes Rois" has the most density and textural intricacy. "Powerless" combines all aspects of the Aurist sound, delivering a one-two punch of meaty distortion and shimmering drone. With Not Here, the precocious Adams has certainly demonstrated a skill beyond his years." — Exclaim

"Should we take up a collection for a new record-player needle for Aurist, or lobby the Limey noise sculptor for an extended paper-shredder remix?" — Minneapolis City Pages on Technic'ly This Is Art

"Some of those advertised do harm by setting up a mechanical irritation in the ear after a time, and a better result is often obtained with... a disc introduced into the ear by an aurist." — The Home Medical Library, Volume II (of VI)


released May 9, 2011

all music and production by Liam Bjartrún Adams




Amoebic Industries Glasgow, UK

An independent record label currently based in Glasgow, Scotland. Offering hip-hop, noise, ambient and experimental music for download and as custom handmade CDrs, and soon, pro-dubbed limited runs of CDs and tapes.
30KB, Aurist, Butterfly Bandage, Desert Island Dicks, diss1, Jukt Micronics, Musket Party, Saigon High Chair Pirates, Ship Canal, Where Woodwose Walk.
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