It’s been a decade since Carya Amara started Earthrid with the visceral electronic album Vestigial Digital. It was followed by two retrospectives of music dating back as far as 1980, Extinction Frequency and Tales of the Unattractive. Since then there have been collaborative projects (released on Earthrid) and related musical ventures but no solo Carya Amara… but now here at last is The Late Carya Amara.
Anyone who was perplexed by the diverse approaches of previous releases is unlikely to find this one any easier to decode – but the receptive listener, maybe armed with a good pair headphones, will find this to be an immersive (if sometimes chilly) experience. Released in summer in the UK, the album’s snowy themes are definitely unseasonal… but did you really want to wait any longer for The Late Carya Amara?
Available on CD and as a free download
|CD-R, 58 minutes.
£10 (p&p £2 max.)
|Free download from Bandcamp or archive.org.|
“Full of lovely synths, electronics, pulses and drones” – Test Transmission
“It’s a damn haunting radiophonic nightmare! With beats!” – Iceland Bob
“Excellent yet often haunting ambient” – Brumcast
“The music of dreams” – The Winterval Conspiracy
Artwork (for the CD edition only)