TERENCE HANNUM: Via Negativa LP (UTECH RECORDS) / PRE ORDER 07/12/14
CATALOG NUMBER: URLP088
FORMAT: Powder blue LP in single pocket gatefold jacketDownload + bonus track
Edition of 300
1. Become More, Become Less
2. If Only You Knew What DarknessI am Plunged Into
1. Unapproachable Light
BONUS TRACK1. The Ideal Forms
ART: Terence Hannum
GRAPHIC DESIGN: Keith Utech
RELEASE DATE: August 16, 2014
Via Negativa is the first solo album by visual artist and Locrian member Terence Hannum for Utech Records. Incorporating voice and synth, Hannum creates a world where time slows and sound is reduced to the steady pulse of the universe.
Via Negativa is latin for “negative path.” It is a means of distillation. A way of describing something by saying what it is not.
You might say that ambient music is the music of subtraction: subtract the melody, subtract the harmony, subtract the rhythm. Subtract the author. Where much of music composition is a process of layered construction, ambient composition is closer to that of distillation: find the essential ingredient that will fundamentally transform a sonic environment and dispense with the rest. Recorded in Hannum’s basement studio with the most basic equipment, Via Negativa is a document of the artist’s own meditative process of subtraction. (Liner notes by Jenks Miller)