Presented here is one of the earliest releases from the UK’s hermetic psych-drone artist ‘Tuluum Shimmering’. To my knowledge this is one of the few TS albums that hasn’t been circulated online in the past.
The cassette was released back in ’09 on Hamilton, Ontario’s now sadly defunct Cloud Valley label, run by Scott Johnson of Thoughts on Air, Hunting Rituals & Basked Unit fame. It’s a little noisier and more drone orientated than the blissed-out ethnological forgeries and ritualistic tribal new-age jam style exemplified by his later tapes on Rotifer & Housecraft, but it’s certainly no less timeless or engaging. The original description from the label pegged this one as ‘Electro-acoustic new age drone orchestrations conducted direct from the minds eye…no beginning,no end…only the past/present/future as one moment in time’ and then encouraged listeners to ‘buy a walkman with an autoreverse and see what’s out there!’.
Like Cloud Valley, Tuluum Shimmering recently ceased producing tapes, but he has still continued to create at an alarming rate. Rather than putting out physical product he’s been documenting his recordings in archive form and generously releasing them for FREE here & to also check out Jake’s outlook on art/music/commerce/life here.
Tuluum Shimmering – Ancestral Visions Etched On Skulls [2009, Cloud Valley]