Thursday, July 5, 2012
Thirty-Nine Years of Decay
Cdr housed in a printed sleeve, mounted photo, liner notes enclosed in a handmade envelope, all enclosed in a hessian bag outer. Limited edition of 50 copies.
Thirty-Nine Years Of Decay (Part I)
The Days Become The Weeks And The Weeks The Years
Thirty-Nine Years Of Decay (Part II)
Learning To Live With Your Dreams
Thirty-Nine Years Of Decay (Part III)
After a relatively quiet period since 2010, Cathal Rodgers of Ireland ( formally Wereju ) takes a new direction, and earlier this year releasing under his own name he released “Dark Star” on his own label Sonic Drift. Dedicated to his brother Michael ‘Dan’ Rodgers, the 2 x cdr set of guitar/synth soundscapes and drone walls.., expresses his deepest personal thoughts and emotions. Now for Striate Cortex he again produces a perfect album of textures and drones. Propelling us deeper inside the mind, in a whirlwind of dreams.
“To go on means going from here, means finding me, losing me, vanishing and beginning again, a stranger first, then little by little the same as always, in another place, where I shall say I have always been, of which I shall know nothing, being incapable of seeing, moving, thinking, speaking, but of which little by little, in spite of these handicaps, I shall begin to know something, just enough for it to turn out to be the same place as always, the same which seems made for me and does not want me, which I seem to want and do not want, take your choice, which spews me out or swallows me up? I’ll never know, which is perhaps merely the inside of my distant skull where once I wandered, now am fixed, lost for tininess, or straining against the walls, with my head, my hands, my feet, my back, and ever murmuring my old stories, my old story, as if it were the first time”.
Thirty-Nine Years of Decay is the soundtrack to the slowly greying days.. time wrinkling it’s way ever onwards… we battle the relentless onslaught of moss upon our dreams, chipping the rust from our hopes and aspirations.. Yet always seeking, and sometimes finding, that silver lining…
“Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better“.