why we love this
With this compilation, Stroom gives us a little peek into the unique world of Brussel’s based Pablo’s Eye, highlighting the darker sound in their spectrum. A versatile release that grows on you with every listen. It has many stories to tell and many angles to delight.
about the record
Following the releases of the vinyl compilation Spring Break and the maxi 12” compilation Bardo for Pablo, Dark Matter is the third installation in the Pablo’s Eye trilogy of selected works on Stroom.
“Then there is the sound of silence. Usually, it would be true to say that there is no such thing as silence; no matter where you are, you will always hear the sound of your heartbeat & the blood rushing through your veins.
I was a sound pioneer. As the alchemist mixed material & chemicals in the hope of creating new substances, so I mixed sounds and silences in the hope of creating new sites for infinite meditation. New forms. Instead of marshalling sounds into an arrangement that required attention, I began to think about the sounds themselves. I began to think of the future.”
From The Velvet Gentleman by Richard Skinner, Faber & Faber 2014. Printed with permission of the author.