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Touching The Sublime

by Tomas Jirku

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tamarinds nothing like it Favorite track: The Iliad & The Odyssey.
mark smith
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mark smith This is a big sounding album.
The Iliad & the Odyssey is a 12 min monster. A deep, dubby heartbeat of a rhythm starts to emerge after 4 mins of echoey snippets and slowly consumes everything.
Favorite track: The Iliad & The Odyssey.
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Finn of Tomland Just bought the 2xLP at Juno but i couldn't wait until the package arrived to be able to listen to it so i got the DL too.
This totally fantastic album will take you on a journey way beyond your imagination and i for one can't wait to put my headphones on and immerse myself in these meticulously crafted soundscapes and just drift far far away. Favorite track: Pele & Surtr.
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  • Limited Edition Photo Book

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    The album is accompanied by a limited edition 100 page photo book. The photo book is custom produced so please be patient as we will ship as soon as possible.

    Tomas Jirku is an Vancouver-based photographer who explores the region’s backcountry in search of its hidden secrets. Using modern technology capable of capturing beyond the limits of human vision, he translates encounters with the natural sublime to reveal what is past the threshold of our reality.

    His work has been exhibited in group and solo shows in Vancouver, and his prints are held private collections across North America and Europe. He studied Graphic Design at the Ontario College of Art, and works professionally in print, having a hand in producing the works of notable Canadian artists.

    Vancouver’s proximity to pristine and remote nature is enticing yet enigmatic even to those who are familiar with it. Tomas uses infrared photography to explore beyond the limits of human vision and reveal the otherwise imperceptible energies that radiate from these environments.

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Tomas Jirku - Touching The Sublime [SSV18]

Album Information: silentseason.com/ssv18/

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Tomas Jirku began his career in the golden era of minimal and glitch techno, helping to define the genres through releases on Alien8, Force Inc., Klang Elektronik, and Traum. Over the past two decades, Jirku has built a strong repertoire with his exploratory approach to music, experimenting across genres to develop a sound he can call his own.

“Touching the Sublime” is the culmination of this work, with material transformed through performance, experience and introspection. Inspired by his explorations of the remote wilderness that surrounds his home in Vancouver, Canada, Jirku evokes the philosophical concept of the sublime, where an overwhelming experience of awe confronts us with the limits of our rational minds.

The album is a synesthetic auditory expression of Romantic era prose and stories of early alpinism. Bringing epic orchestral compositions and intimate guitar passages together with Jirku’s unique sense of space and texture, “Touching the Sublime” draws from his most important collaborators and influences to create a uniquely personal result.

The album is accompanied by a limited edition photo book, where, as an accomplished photographer, Jirku has captured the landscapes and vistas that have been his inspiration.


released October 5, 2020

Written and produced by Tomas Jirku, Vancouver, British Columbia
With support from Nicole Goodman, Trevor Juras and Concettina Laalo
Recorded at Naturhaus and mixed at Deep Blue
Mastered and cut by Stefan Betke at Scape Mastering
Album photography and design by Tomas Jirku

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Silent Season is an electronic music label influenced by the natural surroundings of British Columbia. The sounds of Silent Season grew from the connection between deep ethereal music and the rain forests of Vancouver Island. A soundtrack to some of the most radiant and aural beauty in the world. ... more

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