Create account
  Lost password
  Login or Connect

Third-party login

Login with an existing account!

You run a Label?

You run Your own Label and want it to appear on
All You have to do is:

  1. 1. Create an User account,
  2. 2. then choose 'Create Label',
  3. 3. and finally add Your releases

And why should You do so? Read here!

restingbell : The Western Lands

Released on
Catalog number
Playtime: 40:35 - 224kb/s - 53.27 MB
Date released



Give Love
Give Rubel ?

Release Notes

The Western Lands, the western bank of the Nile: The frontier to a vast and inhospitable desert, today as in ancient times but also, in Egyptian mythology, the Land of the Dead: A space open to be filled, just as William Burroughs work published in 1987, with meaning, an open book' in many ways, readable from all possible angles, strung together by an ambience which transcends the limitations of chronological 'storytelling': Juggling with atmospheres, real and unreal memories, and steeped in occult symbolism. The road which leads to the Western Lands, Burroughs tells us, "is devious and unpredictable. Today's easy passage may be tomorrow's death trap. [] To reach the Western Lands is to achieve freedom from fear."Far more than an interpretation of Burroughs' text, Tiago Sousa's "The Western Lands" retraces itself the journey of an artist towards an unknown territory, aiming not at a conclusion', but a transition: Just as Burroughs intersects the present with an hallucinatory beyond', subverting our common notion of reality', Tiago Sousa's seven compositions draw upon both the noisy and the melodious, loose rhythms as well as hypnotic repetitions, parallels of equal value which never converge to one simple truth, one simple solution. It comes as no surprise, then, that "The Western Lands" also marks the introduction of a second voice to Sousa's musical spectrum the guitar, new counterpart to the piano, the former protagonist of his two earlier works ("Crepúsculo", 2006, and "Noite / Nuit", split with french artist SRX, 2007): From the frail harmonies of "The Writer" and "The Valley", to the harsh and discordant sounds of "Can any soul survive the searing fireball of an atomic blast", the sinister melancholy of "The Road to Western Lands" pieces like "Waghdas", "Ka" and "Centipede's City" always hold Sousa's work in an unsettling balance, never quite yielding to either side, unfolding a wide musical landscape we as listeners can wander in: A musical cut up', equally "devious and unpredictable", whose lost part are for us to find: "The most obvious road is almost always a fool's road."

blog comments powered by Disqus

Embedd this Release on Your page

<iframe src="" class="sosq" frameborder="0" height="19" width="88"></iframe>

copy-paste this code somewhere on Your website will create play/download/m3u links like this:
The FFFFFF stands for the hex-background color. Change it when desired.