Today we welcome Olympic Pool Maintenance League to the pocketmoth family with 'The Calming Cloud', a three-track EP of architectural techno minimalism, moving through shifting polyrhythms and smooth ambience. Olympic Pool Maintenance League is the alias of multi-format artist Chris Bennie. In addition to the release Chris has produced a limited edition artwork package that extends on the EP's cover and The Calming Cloud video (see below), available for purchase via Bandcamp.
The Calming Cloud
All tracks written and produced by Chris Bennie (Olympic Pool Maintenance League) in Queensland, Australia. All tracks mastered by Chris McCormack at Blacklisted Mastering in the UK. Album art: Chris Bennie, A Likely Coalition 2019. Installation view Swell Sculpture Festival, Currumbin Beach, Queensland Australia 2019. Winner Neumann Foundation Swell Sculpture Award.
Above are some images of the artwork package accompanying the release. This limited edition package contains 10 varied loose-leaf artworks, including one-off photographs, sketches and collages, and a high-quality print of 'A Likely Coalition', the exhibition piece featured on the EP Cover. All sheets are enclosed in a filing cabinet folder, analogising the EP artwork and 'The Calming Cloud' video clip.
Gabriel Magdelani & Niran Mantin - Physical Desires EP
Our first vinyl release is out in the world. You can listen on Bandcamp, Soundcloud, Spotify, Apple Music, or on any of the wonderful channels that have premiered tracks.
You can buy the record from our Bandcamp, or from one of these record stores. There are also a number of Australian record stores holding stock.
Huge thanks to everyone for the support in this journey, and hugs to everyone who helped us put this together.
Pre-order now available
A foremost prioritisation of friendship between two intelligent musical minds. 'Physical Desires', a 4-track EP of lengthy minimal rollers, uses space, texture and fine detail to evolve focused grooves into avenues of hypnotic exploration.
A testament to the transcendent potential of dance music, Gabriel and Niran render the supposed political boundaries of their respective Arab and Jewish Israeli heritages as arbitrary. Instead, focus is placed on unity through art.
Pressing music to vinyl has been a solid goal of ours since starting this label in late 2017. We're extremely proud of the effort, message and music behind this release, and thus are so pleased that 'Physical Desires' represents the first of many Pocketmoth vinyl releases. A huge thank you to Daniel Grima for re-branding our logo and label, and for the beautiful centre-label design. A solid partnership and one that will continue to grow.
PHYSICAL DESIRES//OUT 25/09/20
Physical and digital preorder:
Streaming: Bandcamp, Soundcloud and streaming services.
Copies available from 25/08/20 at select record stores worldwide, incl Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne (tbc).
Brisbane buyers can also message us directly for pick up orders :)