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Limited to a mere 15 copies, the original Marble Sky cassette is definitely an album which has been talked about more than actually heard. Released in 2007 by the Callow God label, and dedicated to “several friends passing through and across,”The Sad Return” finds Impregnable’s Jeff Witscher conjuring devastatingly beautiful tidepools of romantic, nostalgic drone music. As evidenced by the surge of placid, warm Impregnable recordings which began turning up midway through 2007, Witscher has become increasingly interested in lulling ambient music - a move which is in sharp contrast to his earlier, blisteringly harsh noise work with Impregnable. After hearing the cassette, we knew that this was material that demanded a larger audience and we’re thrilled to present the original material along with 20 minutes of new recordings.

Listening to “The Sad Return” is akin to staring out into a grey horizon on a late autumn day. “Pulling Out Grass Under a Blanket” is a smear of beautifully evolving, evocative tones wrung from guitar and synthesizer. Witscher’s attention to detail and pacing is marvelous, as wisps of choral drones weave in and out of warm gushes of washed out synth discharge. Later, on “What You Might Forget,” surges of static threaten to unhinge a romantic dronework that brings to mind the levitating vistas of Mirror at their most poignant. Elsewhere, Witscher channels the glacial synth studies of Elaine Radigue into a myriad of focused, devotional dreamstates akin to the dayglo analog string fantastias put forth by Stars of the Lid circa “Avec-Laudenum.


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  • memristor

    er. my quote below is from the insert

    25 Jun 3:04am Reply
  • sonofawidow

    b / l / i / s / s

    13 Dec 2014 Reply
  • phlegm-yo

    my hero

    22 Sep 2014 Reply
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  • goodcoolman69

    I had a vision, of a world without Matt.The noise connoisseurs ground out a little cred and the lastfm mods tried to shut them down, one shoutbox at a time.And it was so...boring. I've had a change of heart. I don't want Smirnon and PiecesOfQuiet spoiling everything. But why should I have all the fun? Let's give someone else a chance. If Smirnon isn't trolled within 48 hours I blow up a shoutbox.

    21 Feb 2013 Reply
  • memristor

    "circa “Avec-Laudenum. "

    16 Jan 2013 Reply
  • memristor

    This could keep me busy for a whole afternoon, imagining and constructing situations. But this was usually on the weekends. During the week I did not come back from school until late in the afternoon, after going to football practice or attending the school dancing lessons, something which I dreaded but which my mother thought essential to my upbringing. She was old-fashioned in many ways, my mother, with her cooking and apron and books on etiquette that remained on the living room bookshelves even though no one ever looked at these. The week was a soft rhythm of waking up, breakfasts, bus rides, classes and other activities, and evenings at home, with dad reading his paper, mother knitting or playing cards with her friend, Beatrice, who lived next door. And me watching TV, or organizing my collection of marbles. Dad sometimes played marbles with me,...

    4 Jan 2013 Reply
  • caro_vian

    i luv

    8 May 2012 Reply
  • Tyler3t

    everyone's [2]

    12 Apr 2012 Reply
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  • krestianin

    my favorite ambient artist

    31 Jan 2012 Reply
  • L-M-A

    Dull Hue

    26 Sep 2011 Reply
  • cometbus

    great sounds

    14 Aug 2011 Reply
  • fjordianslope

    Formica Sky

    29 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Hanatarash91

    top notch

    26 Jul 2011 Reply
  • konradtheperson

    reissue of the sad return on cd. finally got to hear it. incredible.

    29 Jun 2011 Reply
  • DreadNoize

    no matter how close

    27 Feb 2011 Reply
  • SufferingAstrid

    All that we see or seem Is but a dream within a dream

    23 Feb 2011 Reply
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