In only a few short years, Joshua Stefane has
taken his Endurance project into deep
synthesized soundscapes. While much of his
music is informed by literature, and often
takes on its own narrative implications,
Celestial Governors takes on the shape and
scope of visual art instead. The closer you
look at these aural micromosaics, the more
you will discover. Polish off your magnifying
glasses and look inside.
I see colossal hands holding slivers of colored glass in
the teeth of finely polished tools, fixing them one by one,
between heartbeats... The minute scale, the uniformity, the
invisible joining of pieces: it is a slow labor, the
creation of worlds. Endurance is Joshua Stefane.
released September 1, 2018
Recorded in early 2017, using OP-1, TCM-900
tape players, microcassettes, homemade loops,
field recordings, effects, and curiosity.
All sounds by Joshua Stefane.
Mastering by Scott Scholz.
Design and layout by Tiny Little Hammers