NIR-008 --- 22-minute, two-sided, real-time dubbed orange shell cassette tape with on-shell pad printing on both sides and full-color printed outer cardboard slide-in sleeve. Includes an immediately-available digital download code for "Inhabitiations of Time". Released by Nervous Intent Records.
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In the last chapter of Ursula K. Le Guin’s book The Dispossessed , a spaceship called "Davenant" is dispatched by the Hainish consulate to transport brilliant physicist Shevek from the planet Urras back to his home moon of Annares, an anarcho-syndicalist breakaway colony that had not sent a visitor to its planet of origin in over 150 years. The very confirmation of his existence having sparked a revolution on Urras, Shevek returns home to an uncertain future at home, where many now consider him a traitor for leaving in the first place. The Hainish, a powerful race who come from a planet far away from Annares and Urras, provide temporary sanctuary and transport for Shevek in the wake of the revolution on Urras - with Davenant's very comfortable interior providing an almost-unnatural calm before the storm that awaits the physicist on his return.
"Davenant" has several sonic elements. Shimmering cymbal scrapes and pitch-shifted NASA recordings of oscillations from the Churyumov–Gerasimenko Comet are layered with multiple tunings of electric bass guitar played with a bow and fingers, run through several different types of amplification, overdrive and delay to create symphonic feedback. The most prominent delay and pitch shifting effects are derived from a circuit-bent, modified children's karaoke box.