Rambutan - inverted Summer (2013, Fabrica Records FABREC025)
Inverted Summer is the full-length vinyl LP debut of Eric Hardiman's (Century Plants/Burnt Hills) solo project. As Rambutan, Hardiman has released a steady stream of quality material on a variety of underground labels since 2007. Subtly bridging realms of noise, dub, psych, drone, minimalism, and musique concrete, Rambutan brings listeners into a unique sonic headspace that finds common ground between bliss and dread. Utilizing various electronics, synthesizers, tapes, guitar, and bass, “Inverted Summer” is a sprawling, wide-angle piece of work, yielding deep zones of textural soundscaping that can soothe and unsettle in equal measure. The LP captures Rambutan's thick, dubby atmospherics in all their glory, revealing Hardiman to be a sound artist whose improvisational techniques are as formidable as his sense of structure and development. These are alien soundtracks for the recombinant generation, just waiting for you to disappear into them.
Mastered by James Plotkin, and cut by Golden Mastering.
Outside the Horizon
Flying Through Glass
Thanks: Joao DaSilva, Derek Rogers, Nate Brennan, Ray Hare, Mike Griffin, Jackson and the Burnt Hills family, Jefferson Pitcher, Nick Mitchell, Matt Weston, Holland Hopson, Cory Card, Howard Glassman, Thom Lail, Kieron Cropper, Lee Noble, Frank Baugh, Adam Richards, Grant Capes, Mike Bullock, Linda Aubry Bullock, M.Geddes Gengras, Phil French, Bill Shute, Kathy, Graham & Claire.
released June 2, 2013
Sounds by Eric Hardiman.
Recorded in Delmar, NY 2011/12.
Mastered by James Plotkin.
Sleeve designed by Cur3es.