"...each track feels so connected to the next, and the entire thing fits together in a manner more stylistically reminiscent of a classical or orchestral piece than of a modern music album. With something like this, I think the appeal lies very much in the subtleties of sound and craftsmanship, and it’s certain elements within each track which provide the areas of standout interest for me..." - Amy Griffiths : ELECTRONIC NORTH : www.electronicnorth.co.uk/v-o-y-e-u-r-i-l-l-u-s-i-o-n/
"The track ILLUSION B – INCANTATION, had me going through all these feelings. As it began, I felt as though I wanted to curl up into a ball and hide, all the layers the band had going on rendered my insides to mush. As it continued though there was a slow and steady progression to a state of calmness. I loved this track!" - OTTAWA EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC : www.facebook.com/OttawaExperimentalMusic/
(November 6th, 2016)
"Ladies and gentlemen!
The music that you are about to hear contains sorcery, trickery, danger, the conjuring of spirits, and all sorts of mental and physical illusions. Although we are trained professionals in the arts of magic, the occult, and the many forms of deception, our very lives and mental health were constantly at risk while composing I L L U S I O N.
But be warned!
For your safety and well-being, it is of most utter importance that you follow these specific instructions: Dim the lights. Turn up the volume. Sit very still. And do not be alarmed by what you may experience...it only appears to be real."
released October 28, 2016
Byron: KORG micro-KORG, Dave Smith Instruments MOPHO, Electro-Harmonix Little Big Muff Pi, Electro-Harmonix Stereo Memory Man with Hazarai, Z.Vex Effects Vexter Loop Gate, TC Electronic Corona Stereo Chorus, various samples.
Tom Jarvis: Korg Triton, Fender Jazzmaster, Line 6 DL4 Delay Modeler, Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail, Heet Sound Products EBow, Roland Space Echo RE-150.
Written, performed, and produced by Byron and Tom Jarvis.
Recorded and mastered by Tom Jarvis at CCTV Studios in Montreal.
Mixed by Byron at Happy Accidents Studios in Montreal.
Front Cover imagery taken from: Compendium rarissimum totius Artis Magicae sistematisatae per celeberrimos Artis hujus Magistros (author unknown, ca. 1775)
Back Cover imagery (from CD) taken from: Clavis Inferni (Cyprianus, 18th century)
Front / Back Cover imagery manipulated and assembled by Byron and Tom Jarvis.
BROTHERS AND SISTERS RECORDS 2016 B&SR023
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