by Marc Ertel
Limited Edition LP Cassette // Digital
Indianapolis-based composer, Marc Ertel (PILLARS/Dawn Chorus and The Infallible Sea), made his solo debut appearance at Post. Festival 2019, where he performed alongside with other Past Inside the Present artists on the label’s showcase stage. Since that time, PITP has been anxious to share Ertel’s brilliant guitar-laden drone arrangements to the masses.
On his first proper solo release with Past Inside the Present titled, “[Overtures]”, Ertel delivers five compositions of immersive, angelic drone that embody an organic intensity suffused with opulent guitar articulations. Multiple layers of synth lines and guitar-work flawlessly converge, producing 36 minutes of vaporous soundscapes. [Overtures] is a solemn, yet equally rapturous paean to placidity. A brilliant and eloquent addition to PITP's growing catalogue of dronescapes and healing sounds.
Written & Produced by Marc Ertel
Mastered at SDS Studio (WA) by Drew Sullivan
Design, Layout & Assemblage by zakè & Marc Ertel
© Past Inside the Present
This is PITP-C010 | MMXX
Black shell cassette tape with white imprinting, housed in a clear norelco box and shrink wrapped. Loaded with FerroMaster C456™ super ferric, ultra-high performance type-1 music grade analog tape. Limited to 50 units.
Long Formations +4
Limited Edition Cassette // Digital
"At the center of 'Long Formations +4' are the two longest pieces I've recorded. Although recorded and released at different times, these pieces always felt like they were two sides of the same coin and I'd hoped to have them collected on a physical release one day. Both use layers of guitar as the source material and the pieces ebb and flow between the original guitar recordings and variations on them - manipulations in playback speed and EQ with additional textures and melodies fading into the mixes. The additional pieces were all recorded in late 2019 and are significantly shorter pieces, but feel very connected to the long formations in tone and in mood so it seemed fitting that these all be compiled together. These pieces are also predominantly guitar based with the addition of strings in "Soft Spoken" and onde magnetique in 'Street Lights'."
Written, recorded and produced by Brad Deschamps in Toronto, Canada
"For the First Time in Years" recorded in August 2017 and originally released as a digital single on Polar Seas Recordings to raise money for the Transgender Law Centre
"Isolation" recorded in 2018 and originally released as a digital single on 1834 Recordings
All other pieces recorded fall and winter 2019
Mastered by Ian Hawgood
Images by Ash Edwards
Layout, assemblage and design treatments by zakè
© Past Inside the Present
This is PITP-C011 | MMXX
Metallic silver shell cassette tape with black imprinting, housed in a clear norelco box with a three panel J-card and shrink wrapped. Loaded with FerroMaster C456™ super ferric, ultra-high performance type-1 music grade analog tape. Shrinkwrapped. Limited to 50 units.