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Core 03:19
Orop 03:53
Orur 13:18
Dor 13:52
Melanor 05:45


Monastic uses field recordings made by Benni Braaten, Bertrand Gaude and Chris Sigdell made at Langbouwbelang, Maastricht (NL) some years ago. The idea behind the album is to create a claustrophobic soundscpape with images of antarctic winds and cold. It was inspired by reading about the conspiracy theories of "New Swabia", which are a bad joke to say the least...


released January 12, 2018

Conceived & produced by Chris Sigdell between 2012 & 2016 based on field-recordings done at Landbouwbelang, Maastricht (NL) courtesy of Benny Braaten, Bertrand Gaude & Chris Sigdell
Infant voices: Ida Schuler
Final edit & mastering at The Loft 2016
Photography & design: Chris Sigdell

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B°TONG Berlin, Germany

B°TONG - creative soundscapes since 2004:

Chris Sigdell is an experimental electronic musician. With B°TONG he builds an interesting body of work that moves in various directions at the same time. From dealings with ambient and isolationism on one hand and experimental music, ranging from the soft microsound end to the more engaging noise end, in a clever combination of ideas… ... more

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