TERENCE HANNUM / Impiety / CS + Risograph Print Set (UMOR REX)
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Hand-numbered cassette limited edition of 105 copies on pro-dubbed chrome tape. Packaged in a cardboard box of 100% recycled stock and download coupon. Comes with a set of 16 risograph printed cards of Terence Hannum's tape collage artwork.
Terence Hannum is a musician and visual artist from Baltimore. Focusing in almost solely on manipulations of his own voice, Hannum describes Impiety as “unholy sacred music”. Taking cues from gospel music and Georgia’s polyphonic singing traditions, Hannum’s voice overlaps and collides with itself in a profane man-machine blend, floating atop minimal synthetic pulses generated from his Elektron Analog Keys. Pertaining to eschatological concepts in religion, the final destiny and judgement of the soul, these four staggeringly beautiful compositions are enshrined with an almost mystical power - all the while rejecting the blindness of faith. On Impiety, Hannum’s crafted his very own rite of deconsecration, inverting choral music in an act of supreme sacrilege. Terence Hannum is the second member of Locrian to join the Umor Rex roster, following drummer Steven Hess’ collaboration with Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek) last year.
Released March 3, 2017
Terence Hannum: Vocals and Elektron Analog Keys
Recorded by Terence Hannum at Wainscot Caverns / Baltimore, MD
Mastered by Terence Hannum
Artwork by Daniel Castrejon