On Arthur King’s forthcoming album, Changing Landscapes (Mina Las Pintadas), going into the depths of the earth becomes a potent cosmic trip. The project is borne from Peter Walker’s AK Studios, and for Changing Landscapes, he and his collaborators set up at a Chilean mine. Exploring the landscape and observing the space ultimately led to a performance deep within. From all those experiences, a new sonic world was uncovered.
“Caminando” rides fourth world shapes into unknown resonant vistas. Gilded rhythms pulsate like a terrestrial heartbeat, building kinetic architecture for fluid synthesizers and woodwinds to wrap around. Expansive and heady, “Caminando” glides with a powerful quiet through the stillness, lulling our minds into some place filled with new magic. Aaron Farley’s incredible images edited together by Oliver Franklin Anderson imbue the music with heady enchantments that brings it to life. “I wanted to find a way to give the photos a holographic feel, and project them into what feels like the physical space of the mine shaft using the simplest techniques possible,” Anderson explains. “After some experimentation I landed on a method that elicits the right psychedelic effect, and lets the song pull the images and hopefully the viewer through the bedrock.” This album, this music is truly something special.
Changing Landscapes (Mina Las Pintadas) will be released on July 22 by AKP Recordings. Pre-order the album HERE.
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