A lovely article from Self-Titled magazine, “Kyle Bobby Dunn Recruits Loscil, Benoît Pioulard, Pan•American and More For Epic New Record”.
“It’s hard to expect anything less from Dunn, a mood-altering musician who could have dropped his proverbial mic after 2014’s sprawling Kyle Bobby Dunn and the Infinite Sadness. Lucky for us, he’s raised the bar even further with three CDs worth of new material and the help of such close friends and contemporaries as Benoît Pioulard, Loscil, Pan•American, and Wayne Robert Thomas. In the following exclusive, Dunn explains the effort in great detail alongside a newly uploaded track and previously shared lead single. Look out for the rest of From Here to Eternity in its myriad limited pressings on May 31st through the Indianapolis."
Resident Advisor: "Ambient composer Kyle Bobby Dunn announces From Here To Eternity, his first album in five years"
"Kyle Bobby Dunn has a new album called From Here to Eternity on the way. It's the Canadian sound artist's first LP since 2014's well-received And The Infinite Sadness, and sees Dunn working with a raft of collaborators, including Kranky affiliates Benoît Pioulard, Loscil, Pan•American (Mark Nelson) and Robert Donne (Labradford, Anjou). Slowdive drummer and solo artist Simon Scott, Isaac Helson, Maryam Sirvan and Wayne Robert Thomas (with whom Dunn split a 2018 release) also contributed to the album. "
"Canadian ambient/drone maverick Kyle Bobby Dunn doesn’t adhere to the notion that listeners’ attention spans are getting shorter, thus rendering the full-length album as we know it obsolete. No, Kyle Dunn doubles down on this notion of an “album” and drops double, triple, and — with his latest — even quadruple LPs. "
‘From Here to Eternity’ is the first full length album from Canadian composer Kyle Bobby Dunn since his 2014 long play, ‘Infinite Sadness’.
The use of processed guitar and his passion for cinematic swells reaches new realms that are markedly more ominous and dense than his previous long play. Kyle Bobby Dunn also recruited prominent ambient composers and a handful of his favorite musicians to arrange their own instrumentation for several works on this release that add multiple layers of mystery and intrigue of the human mind and heart. Artists that contributed to this effort are: Benoît Pioulard, Loscil, Pan-American, Wayne Robert Thomas, Isaac Helsen, Mark Nelson, Robert Donne, Maryam Sirvan, and Michael Vincent Waller.
Kyle Bobby Dunn wanted this album to be very much about the eternal conflict with all human emotions and life circumstances and to somehow go even further than the concepts left behind on ‘Infinite Sadness'. The moods and sounds range from angelic choral elements to motion picture soundtrack epics; permeating the skeletal system of the listener with a sense of boundaries and mortality. There are also moments that capture the dynamics of the artist performing in the live setting perfectly and were engineered meticulously by Matt Rogalsky and Kyle Bobby Dunn himself. Truly a difficult album of unending loss, confusion, pain, identity, disease and even death, but also include the most reflective and warm moments of his career to date.
Writing, arrangement, guitars, organs, sampling, sequencing, computer processing, performance: Kyle Bobby Dunn
Package & layout: 扎克
Art & photographic editing: Adam Brooks
Additional mixing engineers: Milad Bagheri avec Maryam Sirvan
Additional studio engineers: Jack Rys, N. Schofield
Continuity: Maryam Sirvan, Conor C. Ellis, Kyle Bobby Dunn
Mastering: Jeremy Bible
Studios: L'auberge de France, Le End, Schofield Septic Tank, JBSTO, Sonic Arts Studio,
NUM space (Tbilisi), Stonestreet Studios, Wayne's World of Fairland.
Piano on 1 & 3 by Isaac Helsen(1) & Michael Vincent Waller(3)
Additional processing and treatment on 2 by Thomas Meluch
Texture generating guitars on 5 by Mark Nelson
Organs and synth treatment on 6 by Josh H. Barsky
Additional processing on 7 & 8 by N. Schofield
Additional guitars on 9 by Wayne Robert Thomas
Additional processing on 12 by Scott Morgan
Additional sampling & sound design on 18 by Maryam Sirvan
Merci: Adam Brooks, Zach Frizzell, Wayne Thomas, Scott Morgan, Maryam Sirvan, Thomas Meluch, Devin Friesen, Milad Bagheri, Levon & Joseph, Greg Euclide, Eric Devin, Ed Horrox, Ryan Hall, Jeremy Bible, Michael Vincent Waller, Jack Rys, Jeannine Dunn, Matthew Rogalsky, Daniel Darch, Robert Pomerleau, Lisa & Poe, Robert & Mark, Dave & Nick, Josh Barsky, Adam Zendel, Erica Dicker, Isaac Helsen, Frederic Aellen, Kyle McEvoy & Conor C. Ellis.