A Tension of Opposites Vols 1 & 2

by O Yuki Conjugate

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Randall Just ordered the tape from aufabwegen -Germany :---) One of my favorite releases of 2021
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the Sanguine Penguin Fascinating project. Like taking water and splitting it into its elemental hydrogen and oxygen, OYC has created separate musical worlds. Mr. Horberry’s ‘Vol 1: At Variance’ evokes awakenings and the sun peeking over the horizon at dawn.
At the opposite end of the spectrum, Mr. Hulme’s ‘Vol. 2: Into the Pleasure Garden,’ are darker dreamscapes and evoke midnight.
You can hear how these two voices create harmony in other OYC releases, here, though they each have a turn in the spotlig Favorite track: Crosswise.
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400 Lonely Things Aptly named and (gorgeously) packaged, the two sides of this cassette couldn't be more different, or more complimentary. Side one is mostly light and warm with an emphasis on shorter tracks, conjuring up the mystical paradise promised by the golden age of the more ethereal Windham Hill cassettes. Side two takes us deep into OYC's long-form nocturnal agenda. By the time the middle passage of "Unfolding" occurs, you will be adrift in space, so pack a lunch Another instant classic.
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Obverse 02:17
2.
Retrograde 03:50
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Contra 04:18
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Antipode 02:34
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Discrepant 03:08
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Crosswise 03:37
Written by Roger Horberry
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Anomic 03:22
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Inimical 03:03
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Antonym 04:48
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Sunder 04:58
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A far cry 04:28
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Unfolding 12:02
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Entrancement 07:35
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Ravishment 12:33
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Volume 1:
'At Variance'
Tracks 1 - 11 by Roger Horberry, York 2020. (40 minutes)

Volume 2
'Into the Pleasure Garden'
Tracks 12 - 15 by Andrew Hulme, London 2020 (43 minutes)


features
Joe Lamb - saxophone
Clare Elliott - flute
Billy Hulme - guitar


This is the first in a series of looser exploratory works that allow OYC to expand their musical horizons and release their music more expediently.

A Tension of Opposites was born out of 2020's virus state where both OYC members were left working in isolation. Two types of music emerged spontaneously, and rather than try to combine them OYC decided to present the results separately, two sides of a contrasting whole.

In need of a suitable format and frustrated by their usual lengthy release schedules, OYC returned to the quick and dirty compact cassette – the place they started back in the 80s.

A Tension of Opposites is 'Dirty Ambient', a phrase coined by OYC for the process of working quickly and instinctively, embracing errors and honouring imperfections. It's also a jibe at what is sometimes a hideously manicured genre.

Available on digital and limited run cassette format only.

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released March 12, 2021

Tracks 1 - 11 written by Roger Horberry
Tracks 12 - 15 written by Andrew Hulme

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O Yuki Conjugate London, UK

OYC formed in Nottingham England in 1982. They are currently in their 4th incarnation, playing live, with new recordings and supervising a variety of reissues.

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