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Cold Open 11:41
Vanitas 32:25
Detritus 07:34


'Vanitas' is the result of a collaborative performance between Fischer and Jam for the Portland ambient series Bloom, in the winter of 2018. The title is taken from the 17th-century vanitas painting tradition which points to the inevitability of change, the transience of vanity and the ephemerality of human life.

"Sound is a haunting, a ghost, a presence whose location in space is ambiguous and whose existence in time is fleeting. The intangibility of sound is uncanny – a phenomenal presence both in the head, at its point of source and all around, and never entirely distinct from auditory hallucinations. The close listener is like a medium who draws out substance from that which is not entirely there." – David Toop, Sinister Resonance


released April 26, 2019

Composed and Performed by Marcus Fischer & Burke Jam
Recorded by Burke Jam at 1324, Portland
Mixed by Marcus Fischer at Arbor Suite, Portland
Mastered by Lawrence English at Negative Space

Artwork by Marcus Fischer & Burke Jam

Many thanks to Yann Novak, Lawrence English, Kevin Meyer & Bloom, Sarah Nance, Tim Wescott, Kevin Holden and all our friends and family that have shown their support over the years.


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