Rooted in a practice of Deep Listening, Mikronesia presents Dissolve, an hour-long continuous sonic meditation on the nature and ultimate dissolution of self. The album was recorded and produced on his recent artist residency at Liebig12 in Berlin. Dissolve is a continuation of his recent ambient work with albums including Host, :dibba-sota and the eight-hour long album Quiescent designed to guide the listener through an unconscious journey through dreaming sleep cycles. Dissolve is the Philadelphia-based composer’s second release for NOREMIXES, following 2015’s In a River the Color of Lead.
Dissolve is intended to be listened to as a still sonic journey lying or sitting down, but can also be used as a soundtrack to yoga, meditation or inner/outer exploration. The hour-long album is one continuous track that slowly unravels and dissolves into nothing; leaving the listener with just hiss and silence. Mikronesia had this to say about the work, “I intentionally left a lot of space in this piece to allow sounds and experiences from the listener’s own internal and external environment to melt into radical sonic peace.”
released November 10, 2017
composed and produced by (c) Michael McDermott 2017. (p) NOREMIXES 2017.