My Darling / My Divine

by Radere

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“I wanted to swallow myself by opening my mouth very wide and turning it over my head so that it would take in my whole body, and then the Universe, until all that would remain of me would be a ball of eaten thing which little by little would be annihilated: that is how I see the end of the world.” - Jean Genet, Our Lady Of The Flowers

My first dip into the world of experimental music came in the form of a Rural Colours 3” CD subscription back in 2010. Radere’s ‘Maple Drip’ was included in that small pack, a 23-minute long form piece of shimmering celestial sounds that captured me immediately. Fast forward to 2015 and I am delighted to be sitting here listening to Radere’s latest release and writing a short introduction for the next person who may stumble upon it.

‘My Darling / My Divine’ is a study in deconstruction with meticulous attention to detail. The two lengthy pieces stretch out, filling soundless space with controlled chaos. The pulsating rhythms keep momentum pushing forward, suggesting that perhaps there is life somewhere in the dark landscape being painted by Radere.

Jean Genet’s rumination on the end of the world is apropos when considering how the album’s second half unfurls and descends into cacophony. Shape shifting blips trace the remnants of past communication as the universe becomes engulfed, swallowed whole. I get the sense that the artist, in constructing and subsequently dismantling these sonic worlds, enjoys taking a step back and marvelling at the creation taking place before him: the beauty and the terror unfurling.

And so, Subterranean Tide Netlabel returns after a period of rejuvenation with a stunning release. We invite you to become immersed in Radere’s ‘My Darling / My Divine.’ There is much more to come…

~Alex Stretton


released May 22, 2015

Artwork by Dan Lisowski
Mastering by Seth Chrisman
All sounds created and recorded at home by Carl Ritger / Radere




Subterranean Tide Richmond, Virginia

Through art - we can almost touch divinity. And we are merely tiny individuals hanging out in this universe creating beyond what was thought possible. Musicians are constantly evolving and they are continually giving us the gift of music. This netlabel serves as a platform to bring together different sound artists and to briefly experience the poetry of sound within ourselves. ... more

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