Time Remaining Unknown
Kunlun is but one of the many aliases of French artist Max P., who's known to the world as the man behind percussion-driven psychedelia projects like High Wolf and Black Zone Myth Chant. Since 2009 he has released LPs through Not Not Fun, Holy Mountain, Editions Gravats, and Leaving Records. With Time Remaining Unknown, he serves up a dish of eccentric library/new age music gone wrong. The LP is based on improvisations recorded in the summer of 2011, marking Kunlun's first steps in analog synthesis with a very simple set up. Some of those improvisations were also featured on a 2012 Winged Sun tape called Kunlun III. The A-side offers five tracks that explore a sort of heavily layered chamber acid, diving into low frequencies and gravelly bass synthesizer with weirdly disorienting, fluctuating time signatures. Side B is one long trippy maelstrom of seismic submarine bass hypnotism with deep, eroding noise bursts blasting through. As a whole it makes for a dark and claustrophobic piece of psychedelia that will delight fans of Hieroglyphic Being, Bernard Fièvre, Ron Morelli, or Low Jack. Artwork by Belgian artist Lore Vanelslande.