Alex Smalley

Music through patterns of energy.

Pausal - Melatonia

Label: Past Inside the Present PITP32 | MMXX
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: UK
Released: August 14, 2020
Genre: Soundscape

Mastered: Porya Hatami
Artwork: Natalia Bogdanova
Layout & assemblage: zakè

'Melatonia' is the seventh album from drone duo Pausal, known for their releases on labels such as Barge Recordings, Students of Decay, Own Records, Dronarivm and Infraction. Individually, Alex has released numerous works under his Olan Mill alias and Simon has released on Hibernate Records.

Melatonia was recorded during a period of significant change and upheaval for both members of the band, now based between the UK and Germany. As with much of their music, the material here was initially conceived through lengthy improvisation sessions using various processed sound sources and instruments. These often ran late into the night and their intention was to create soundscapes conducive towards relaxation and to assist with rest and sleep.

The resultant six expansive pieces have been sequenced into an uninterrupted hour long album designed for prolonged and deep listening. Available in digital, cassette, black vinyl and limited colored vinyl editions. Both vinyl versions are packaged with an Obi strip and contain an additional exclusive bonus track, 'Mantra' that occupies the entirety of Side D.

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