Perhaps you’ve been keeping up with my pieces, perhaps you haven’t. If you have though, you’ve probably figured out I like some very ominous and foreboding music; referred to as “nightmare fuel” by some. Jonathan Lee’s Last Days of Montrose House only clocks in at a little over ten minutes, but you get seven remixes along with it so you’re getting your money’s worth. As another selling point, this was mastered by Rashad Becker whose name I only expect to see more and more on album credits. Infinite Greyscale likens this record to “entering a long abandoned building,” which my mind went straight to upon listening to this. I’d like to think this building’s got a blizzard pounding outside its walls, along with graffiti and rubble as far as the eye can see. It’s like Last Days of Montrose House gives voice to the spirits that vanished from this place… listen to it below via the SoundCloud player and see what you think of it. Cheers!

 

The Details

10” : Ltd. numbered Edition of 300 copies, silver vinyl, single-sided, silkscreened b-side, incl. numbered insert and photograph. DL contains 7 remix tracks

Infinite Greyscale is delighted to present a new long-form composition by Anduin. Since 2008, Jonathan Lee has been releasing beguiling and dusky cinematic music to great acclaim. Last Days of Montrose House is a deeply impressionistic work that’s constantly changing scene and perspective. Like entering a long abandoned building, it suggests both physical space and the unknown.

The sound of a projector rolls to a foreboding rumble that invites the listener into a smoky, wide screen vision. Eventide drones give way to shuddering beats that emerge from shadowy depths. Distant sounds, both familiar and unrecognizable, pierce through layers of static. And just when it seems there’s no more air left in the room, the piece moves into another chapter – no single element ever outstaying its welcome.

Last Days of Montrose House is both a complex narrative and an immersive environment. Comes with download code, including remixes by Stephen Vitiello, Radere, Borne, Chester Hawkins, .thejass., Elian, and Tag Cloud, totaling 47 minutes of bonus material.

Handmade artwork by Paul McDevitt and Cornelius Quabeck.
Screenprint by Ulrich Schmidt-Novak.
Includes numbered insert, photograph, and download code.
Mastered & cut by Rashad Becker at D&M, Berlin.
Remixes mastered by Bryan Walthall at Sound of Music, Richmond.

Price $32

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