Daniel O'SullivanFourth Density

Daniel O'Sullivan - Fourth Density album cover
Label:VHF Records – vhf#151
Vinyl, LP, Blue


A1Perpetual Ascension
A2Fruiting Bodies
A3Astral Survivor
A4Orgone Attenuation
A5It's All You
A6Head in the Belfry
A7The Fothering
B1Arming the Seraphim
B2Faster Than Light
B3Pearl Divers
B5Palo Sagrado
B7Swampland Flowers
B8Slips of Yew


Second in a series of 3 LPs of Library Music miniatures from composer and multi-instrumentalist Daniel O’Sullivan (Æthenor, Ulver, This is Not This Heat, etc) following 2020’s Electric Māyā. For heads, the term “Library Music” in 2021 might evoke dodgy Italian gray market LPs and crate diggers hunting for “funky breaks” - but London’s venerable KPM Music is working with groundbreakers like Daniel to open up new avenues for composers to experiment. Fourth Density’s 15 tracks include several beguiling instrumental beauties, including the Ashra-like “Astral Survivor” and the drifty “Faster Than Light.” Mixed in with the instrumental are almost-pop gems like the hypnotic “Orgone Attenuation” and “Head In The Belfry,” both with guest vocals from Astrud Steeholder. Like the other volumes, this is in a beautiful jacket designed by Dan and Turner Prize-nominee Mark Titchner and pressed on aesthetically complimentary blue vinyl.

“Library music. Akasha. Here you accept that music behaves like a thing to accentuate another thing, seemingly unrelated. A beautiful, shining blankness. Not passive. An opportunity to wade. A brief encounter with an open-ended destiny. As in, you never know who or what it will be partnered with. With library music the emphasis tends to be on functionality and less on sonic self-portraiture. So... afficher plus
paraît le 24 septembre 2021

All music composed and assembled by Daniel O’Sullivan at Dream Lion Studios, London for the KPM Music Library in the year 2019 using voice, piano, viola, guitars, autoharp, drums, percussion, synthesizers, tapes, field recordings, clarinet, flute, recorder, harmonium, and electronic tanpura.

Astrud Steeholder sings on Perpetual Ascension, Orgone Attenuation and Head In The Belfry
Ivy O’Sullivan sings on Saraswati
Francois Testory sings on Faster Than Light
Martin MacDougal plays synthesizer on Faster Than Light

Vinyl edition by VHF Recordings

Mastering by Noel Summerville

Front Collage by Daniel O’Sullivan

Design and Layout by Mark Titchner

Thanks and praise to Paul Sandell, Bill Kellum, Kerry O’Sullivan, Yukimaro Takematsu and Mark Titchner

Devoted to Alan Perry and The Dhyana Centre

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