Base Waters LP + Decayed Signals LP


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Both LPs at a discounted price.
Kate Rissiek – Decayed Signals LP (Virtues Label)

For years, Vancouver’s Kate Rissiek has been cultivating her sound with strict focus, making her project Rusalka a veritable household name. For her new LP on Virtues entitled Decayed Signals, she sheds the Rusalka moniker, starting fresh, yet sacrificing none of the project’s singular intensity and strength.

Decayed Signals explores damaged and broken frequencies through Theremin and tape delay.

The two side-long compositions build and surge with a unique heaviness.

Inspired by the Fermi Paradox, the difficulty of communication between species and beyond, the album transmits waves into the unknown. Sounds of past and present collide. Are the vibrations dying or dead? Are we hearing a feedback loop being sucked into a vacuum in space, returning to nothing? There is a feeling of listening to a cosmic void, putting something out there and having it echo back in cold indifference.

Rusalka – Base Waters LP
Absurd Exposition AE34 – Edition of 221
(Includes insert and download code.)

Absurd Exposition is proud to present the debut LP from Vancouver’s RUSALKA.

Kate Rissiek has been a mainstay of the west coast Canadian harsh noise scene for over a decade now and “Base Waters” comes nearly seven years after Rusalka’s initial involvement with Absurd Exposition (“Blood Comes Anyway”, 2013). Within those years a line can be traced that has continued to tighten around a formidable body of work – from solo releases on stalwart labels such as New Forces, to splits with the likes of MK9 and THE RITA on Neural Operations, and a compilation appearance on heavy electronics powerhouse Tesco Organization. “Base Waters” showcases an artist dedicated to their craft and at the top of their game. However, if anything is evident during Rusalka’s past eleven years, it is that “peak performance” negates the fact that there are still more peaks to climb (and make no doubt – they will be climbed). This is a much-deserved LP from one of the most consistent and ever-improving noise acts of our time. Using a theremin as a centerpiece, Rusalka leads us straight into a harsh noise odyssey of oceanic depths – but something is lurking beneath the waves. It’s dark. Fog horns sound. A lighthouse is pulsating. Underwater evasion. Capitulation. Receding tides. No respite. These waters run thick. – Absurd Exposition-

Released December 7, 2019 – Recorded May 2019

Mastered by Pentti Dassum
Rusalka is Kate Rissiek

Additional information

Weight .8 kg
Dimensions 33 × 33 × 2 cm