Tudor Acid returns with a new EP called ‘Foscle’, the follow up to his critically acclaimed ‘Chronial’ album and its companion piece, ‘Crossing’. Both albums were a reimagining of the mid ‘90s ambient techno scene. ‘Foscle’ effectively exists in this divergent world a few more years down the line only this time round it has developed into a parallel reality.
Much of the characterisation in the title track, ‘Foscle’ is laid out in the video that Gina Tratt from Vanilla Visuals has created for it: https://vimeo.com/210781828
Tudor Acid picks up this thread, “Technically, the track was written first but it was written to follow dream logic so in that sense you have to ask yourself which really came first.”
In the 2006 film Pan’s Labyrinth, there was a sense that events in the real world were being mirrored in the imagination. ‘Xmaunthol’ too has this coupling between the real and the imaginary, while Tudor Acid also aimed to take influence from the seductive eeriness of Burial.
‘Spinark’ feels like a conflation of different memories and time periods. As in Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel ‘The Unconsoled’, memories of different times and different people become interchangeable. The elapsed time differs markedly from the time experienced. This reflects one of Tudor Acid’s hopes for the project, which is to create a space that people can inhabit collectively even if they enter from different times. And, as such, the cathartic joy of final track ‘Imaginacoh’ feels very much earned.