♫♪  Marble Sky - “A Shining Juniper”

One thing I’ve admired about Alex Cobb’s Students of Decay imprint is the consistently jaw-dropping array of noise, drone, and ambient works he has put out for close to a decade. From the complex electro-acoustic compositions of Anne Guthrie to the gorgeous oceans of sound on the recent Mark Banning reissue, SoD adds another stellar entry to the catalog with Marble Sky’s forthcoming eponymous 2xLP (due out in mid-September). One of the many musical aliases of Jeff Witscher (best known as Rene Hell), the record is a vinyl reissue of a set of limited cassette releases from the latter half of the 2000s. “A Shining Jupiter,” which is streaming below, is a 15-minute piece that leaves an indelible mark with its stirring, contemplative sound. Find a quiet, secluded place, throw on some headphones, and let this track work its magic. It’ll whet your appetite for the rest of the record, and based on the other samples available at the SoD Soundcloud, Marble Sky will be a prized possession for all those ambient/noise heads out there.

• Jeff Witscher: http://www.salonturnkey.blogspot.com
• Students of Decay: http://studentsofdecay.com

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