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moth of the world

by secat

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    Comes with a handmade small informational booklet. First 50 orders will receive a holographic sticker of the titular moth.

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ody's rime 03:38
inspiral 05:43
cassy 02:55 video
spelt 04:16
knots 05:40
gutter star 03:14
ozone 03:08
arco 03:33
wish 02:36 video
hunter 03:16
cutland 03:21
spiro 03:15
ollie 04:02
swan 01:49
fieldwork 01:05
sticky 03:14



On 'Moth of the World', Secat takes the listener inside of this space of metamorphosis. No clean, teleological transformation, but a primordial genetic soup of sounds. Plateaus of coherence emerge like the imperceptible imaginal discs the caterpillar maintains as it disintegrates every part of its body, to eventually emerge as a wholly different entity.

As inside and outside spill into each other, samples and constructed sounds seamlessly blend together. Cells multiplying, still without purpose, finding their way into an as of yet unknown unity.

"I started crafting the pieces that would become moth of the world in August 2021. I had stumbled into a new permutation of my experiments in looping and live performance through creating some samples for Poison Damage for their album Angel is Calling. The material that eventually developed into the track “cutland” is part of what constitutes my feature on Angel’s closer, “See You Up There.” From there, the rest of the work came together in small bursts, piecemeal sessions that birthed new loop environments for me to play with and record every few months. In an interesting bookend, “cutland” was the last song I finished; I found its energy the hardest to capture. There were no particular musical inspirations I looked to for these pieces, but, abstractly, I understood them as a means of interpreting a few different sensations: dysphoria, interiority, metamorphosis.

Thank you very much for listening."



released June 16, 2023

Secat — Recording, mixing, composition
Ruairi O’Brien — Mastering
PLUTONIST — Cover art
PB — Packaging, design

Thanks to: jae, alexis, robin, frankie, tyler


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