"BLANKET SWIMMING – PERPETUAL SEEDS FOR FLEETING TIME
Before you hit the play button below, read this and try to imagine what the music may sound like:
“Perpetual Seeds for Fleeting Time explores 6 unique methods of composition with a unifying thread of present non-dualism and the expounding of heavy emotion through a fluid stream of expressionistic soundwaves.” Got that? Now hit Play.
Personally, I have no clue what “a unifying thread of present non-dualism” means, but I cán imagine what “(heavy) emotion through a fluid stream of expressionistic soundwaves” may sound like. And listening to the album confirms my thoughts.
Blanket Swimming is Nicholas Maloney from Jackson Mississippi. He releases his music under his full name and various aliases: the Blanket Swimming alias is reserved for exploring experimental/ambient/and drone compositions. He has released albums under this name since 2015 (four albums in 2019 alone, one of which is Perpetual Seeds..).
The methods of composition on this album include guitar, synth, voice samples, the recorded resonance of rooms, contact mic’d hollow guitar bodies (to pick up external vibrations), and a recorded stream.
The result are (six) compositions that indeed are quite emotional. The extent to which these emotions are heavy or expressionistic (as opposed to impressionistic or introvert) is in the ear of the beholder."
released November 29, 2019
[-A spark reflected into the open sky
Shimmering moments grounded eternally
Warm autumn sunbeams swallowed slowly-]
On this album I played the guitar, I played synthesizers, I sang, I shook metal inside of glass, I sampled old records, I recorded the
resonance of rooms, I contact mic’d hollow guitar bodies to pick up external vibrations, I recorded a stream.
All music, arrangement, and production by Blanket Swimming
Design and Layout by Zylophonica
Cover photo taken by Nick M.
Additional photos by Jason Lamoreaux