Produced by Samuel Goff & Mariam Rezaei
Mixed and Mastered by Richard Schellenberg
Samuel Goff - Drums, Percussion, Samples
Mariam Rezaei - Turntables, Samples
Front cover, CD and back cover photography by Majo Woods
All other photography by Alessandro Ciccarelli
Layout by Dave Petersen
Artistic direction by Samuel Goff
Unless otherwise noted all words by Mariam Rezaei
This work is dedicated to Rumi and Andrei Tarkovsky. It is inspired by the poem "Buy Me From My Words" by Rumi taken from the collection "Love Is A Stranger" and the movie "Stalker" directed by Andrei Tarkovsky.
Mariam Rezaei's pieces commissioned by SPARC, city University Of London 2019.
Samuel Goff's pieces recorded at Etching Tin Studios In Richmond, VA. March, 2020.
"Hummingbird Suite" contains a sample from the movie "Stalker" (1979, dir. Andrei Tarkovsky)
Also contains a field recording supplied by Rocky Capizzi
"Truth Is Born In Arguments" contains a sample from "Golden Rain: Balinese Gamelan Music/Ketjak" recorded by David Lewiston, 1969 Nonesuch Records
"It’s like chaos made sonic. But there are glimmers of rhythm that shine out from the chirps and buzzes and free jazz drums as they blend in a cacophony of noise. And then out of nowhere, it’s all rhythm, everything’s queued up in that linear way we humans like and I’m able to relax. As I listen to this collection of apocalyptic hymns, it’s like Goff and Rezaei are telling the story of how we murdered each other and the planet with noise."
-Meghan McRae, cvltnation
"Rezaei’s electronic sounds are pure organic/AI communication – a language of the spheres, flesh, and 1s and 0s combined. Goff’s drums build and construct – grabbing the circulatory system and injecting accelerant; the spirit rises as the pressure drops – the anticipated freefall of immersion. The End is an intra-aural lobotomy that takes full advantage of your scooped-out and receptive state to impart startling clear obscurities."
-Dave Foxall, A Jazz Noise
released February 5, 2021