Label: Purlieu Recordings
Format: CASS, edition of 60
Release: January 23, 2023
Style: Experimental, Ambient, Drone
1.No Light Therapy 04:15
2.Crow Eyes 07:42
3.Gasping for Air 04:10
4.Sleeping Skin 03:38
5.Embrace Fatigue 08:08
6.Fragile (She Will Always Be Here)
Three years lay between Dayin’s latest release “When Did You Stop Looking at the Sky” and his 2019 Purlieu debut “Light Is Polluting the City”. While the project’s music somewhat still lurks in similar harsher drone ambient territories, it also aims to create a calmer and introspective listening space. Inspired by personal memories and moments of contemplation, the new Dayin album doesn’t offer any sort of audio escapism, nor tries to recreate visual snapshots through sounds. Instead, it sketches imaginary skyscapes and the species and spirits who inhabit them and make them alive.
The music of Dayin is raw, warm, minimalist, and dense all at the same time. Its melodic and harmonic layers exist in a vacuum of delay and are often crushed under waves of distortion. “When Did You Stop Looking at the Sky” was written as the musical equivalent of keeping your eyes open even if they start hurting because if you blink those sights that revealed themselves only for you might disappear. Stay awake at all costs.