My first concept noise album אֵלִיָּהוּ (Elijah) is a new breed: an intense investigation into the paradigm-shattering interweaving of ancient revelation and modern harsh noise. The Old Testament prophet Elijah’s dramatic and infamous confrontation with the 450 prophets of the storm-god Baal, followed by his unique encounter with the Lord God Yahweh, proves fertile territory for a diverse and blistering sonic tapestry. This is noise for the faithful few, for those who refuse to bow to the cultural idols of the day!
In addition, I will be posting here a series of short articles about the making of the album, including track-by-track notes; the schedule of these articles is listed below.
Album title: אֵלִיָּהוּ [“エリヤーフ” / “Eliyahu” / Elijah / エリヤ]
Artist: Dave Skipper
Genre: noise, harsh noise, experimental, field recordings, modular synth, musique concrete
Release date: 2020/12/18
Available from: Amazon(JP) / Disk Union / me!
First promo video:
Album notes schedule (links will go live here on this page on the dates shown, Fridays weekly until release date, followed by daily track notes):
Album Notes 1: Project Origin, Album Title, “Christian Noise?”
2020/12/04 Album Notes 2: Preparation and Recording Process
2020/12/11 Album Notes 3: Album Overview
2020/12/18 Track Notes: 01) Shrivelling Land
2020/12/19 Track Notes: 02) Summon the Prophets!
2020/12/20 Track Notes: 03) Slashing Flesh While Deities Slumber
2020/12/21 Track Notes: 04) Soaked Stones
2020/12/22 Track Notes: 05) Supernatural Fire
2020/12/23 Track Notes: 06) Slaughter of the Prophets
2020/12/24 Track Notes: 07) Stormclouds a’Comin’
2020/12/25 Track Notes: 08) Superhuman Sinews
2020/12/26 Track Notes: 09) Scheming Reprobates / Strength to the Suicidal
2020/12/27 Track Notes: 10) Cyclonic!
2020/12/28 Track Notes: 11) Seismic!
2020/12/29 Track Notes: 12) Scorching!
2020/12/30 Track Notes: 13) Susurrations of the Almighty
2020/12/31 Track Notes: 14) Seven Thousand Saints
2020/01/01 Future Concept Albums
Album cover art:
A pic from photoshoot for this album release. Photo by Yuji Oyama: