- Release Date 2016-04-22
- Label Purple Tape Pedigree
- Catalog PTP008
From The Womb is Celestial Trax's score to self-examination through a lens ground up from past bouts with vulnerability and physicality. "Together" confronts ideas of hedonism and anxiety as a devastating assemblage of laser-cut stabs, shattered voice boxes, and hulking low-end sequentially weave from belly crawl to screaming charge. "Bleed Wiv Me" explores lust and carnality by way of moon-kissed synth flushes, inaudible murmurs and ghostly breaths intertwined with a seductive kick drum pulse. "Secrets" is a self-destructive head driller: harnessing regret, anger, and blame while swimming through the viscous swells of omnipresent bass, shards of glass, and moaning dissonance. At the close of the EP, "Bodily" stands as a reflection of human fragility when floods of burnt chrome distortion and cybernetic motion engage in a gentle duet with a siren choir - the machine down-revs alongside dimming vital signs, lulling the bits of struggle which precede everlasting sleep.
"Francesca Woodman's photography, some choral music, and ballet were a large influence - as was being broke and lonely in New York. It's a claustrophobic and, at times, a chaotic collection of songs that conjured up from a very specific point in my life.
Most of the sounds on the EP were created using various bits of hardware. I wanted to treat these songs like compositions, rather than having anything too repetitive or set patterns - ignoring form that I've previously used and force myself to approach the project differently. From The Womb is my ugly, slimy demon baby." - Celestial Trax
Mastered by Jeremy Cox
Artwork & Label by Amad Ilyas / Digital Art by ZODIACK
From The Womb (PTP008) is out 22 April on small run (30 total) clear vinyl + digital