John Clyde-Evans - Apetal Thunderfall

Apetal Thunderfall

John Clyde-Evans

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John Clyde-Evans - Apetal Thunderfall

It's been a monumental year for John Clyde-Evans. He recently returned from a year living in the Punjab region of India, and after a slew of releases under his Sikh name of Tirath Singh Nirmala, he's back to the good ol' JCE. That's not all that's changed, though. His latest opus, "apetal thunderfall," spins off into a new web of cacaphony, leaving behind the pastoral anthems of yesteryear and taking aim at a more abrasive ways to leave behind the rust.

"Apetal Thunderfall" was recorded entirely during JCE's stay in Jalandhar in 2007 using found software and audio sources. The resulting recordings feel almost primitive. Evans uses his uncanny ability to blend and mix multitudes of tones into sprawling thickets of sound. It is hard to call this music drone, but at the same time there is a continous flow to these three pieces that works in a similar way. Over the course of 43 minutes, this music etches itself into your skull, drilling itself in deep without drawing blood. Divided into three tracks, "apetal thunderfall" is more a singular entity than a collection of works.

This album is cathartic, both musically and as a vehicle for JCE himself. But make no mistake, this is not spiritaul music with mystic over/undertones. Simply, it is the new aural vision from one person made while living in India for a year. It is abrasive yet beautiful, and harkens back to a time and place when things were far less complicated.


"Always compelling, sometimes beautiful, sometimes driving & ectsatic eastern-tinged avant-drones with a hefty dose of mysticism thrown in for good measure." - Gordon B. Isnor, Left Hip

"‘Bluster, Cragg, & Awe’ is a mashup of the best moments from those releases, and for this reason, plays as the disjointed yet brilliant pinnacle of the man’s oeuvre." - Animal Psi

“There is the odd crackle and hiss which makes much of the music sound like it was found in a dusty cupboard and not a project from the last few years. This ancient feeling goes well with the primal music” - John Kealy, Brainwashed

"Tirath Singh Nirmala delivers a sweet hit of experimental soundscape work with elements of drone, field recordings and a lovely Eastern vibe that flows throughout. Jingling bells and exotic instruments all play their part in creating a melodic and chilled out vibe that occasionally becomes a tad more challenging, but not that often. A superb and engaging piece of work." - Smallfish


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