Dragon’s Eye Recordings is excited to announce 'Below Diorite Waters,' a new long-form work by Joey Largent. On 'Below Diorite Waters,' Largent presents two site-specific recordings of seven closely-mic'd cymbals in an isolated mile-long lava tube of the Falls Creek Cave system near Mt. St. Helens. Largent’s method allows the natural overtones of the cymbals to emerge, creating layers of harmonics above the continuous rolling of mallets and perpetual drip of cave water.
'Below Diorite Waters' manifests as a non-melodic, percussive drone work that takes inspiration from C.C. Hennix and Henry Flynt’s Hallucinatory Ecstatic Sound Environment genre, offering sound that can manifest introspective and perhaps hallucinatory states. It also draws from and re-interprets La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela’s concept of the Dream House, but rather than a built setting, the rapturous experience is captured inside a continuous sound environment already in existence—a cave that slowly drifts and changes for tens of thousands of years.
released March 19, 2021
Recorded with seven continuously malleted cymbals in the terminal chamber & side passage of Falls Creek Cave, Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Washington (Fall 2018 - Summer 2020).
Mixed & Mastered by Joey Largent, Seattle.
Photo of Falls Creek Cave corridor by Joey Largent.
Endless thanks to Yann for your guidance and support.
For Tatsuya & Jon, for showing me the light...
For optimal listening: turn to a high volume while lying in the dark with nowhere to be.