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Seven Horses For Seven Kings


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Through his output both as a sound artist and through his eclectic Dekorder record label, Black To Comm (Marc Richter) has established himself as a singular voice of new music. His Thrill Jockey debut, Seven Horses For Seven Kings, is Richter’s most direct and visceral to date.

A relentless sonic explorer, he approaches the studio as his instrument, using sampling, analogue production and digital manipulation to sculpt audio fragments into surprising new shapes. Samples from Richter’s contemporaries like German composer Nils Frahm are bent and compounded with elements of early recorded music and medieval song, creating pieces that transcend time and genre. Richter blurs the lines between organic instrumentation and digital production to the extent that the two become inseparable.


1. Asphodel Mansions
2. A Miracle No-Mother Child at your Breast
3 Lethe
4. Ten Tons of Rain in a Plastic Cup
5. Licking the Fig Tree
6. Threshold
7. Fly on you
8. Double Happiness in Temporal Decoy
9. If Not, Not
10. The Deseret Alphabet
11. Semirechye
12. Rameses II
13. Angel Investor
14. The Courtesan Jigokudayu Sees Herself as a Skeleton in the Mirror of Hell


Released: January 2019
Cat: THRILL481 / Thrill Jockey