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Sun​-​Day [The Complete Box Set]

by Brian Grainger

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about

Sun-Day. Over ten years of recording work, solidified in 122 tracks. Twenty-six hours, forty-six minutes and fifty seconds of sound, to be precise. Conceived as a soundtrack to a full day and night, something that was not merely ambient atmospheres, but twenty-four full-length albums, each as meticulously composed, arranged and detailed as any of my other records. On a deeper level, the project also encompasses and embodies many of my favorite "eras" present within my own back catalog. There are sad guitar loop blues like Eight Thousander, monochromatic drone walls like Porous Variations, deeply watered-down odes to the sea like Beyond The Stars, lonesome synth suites like Brother and tropical atmospheres dripping with humidity like Of The Apple. Across the hours and hours of session work that went into making Sun-Day, every single instrument in my studio was used multiple times...everything from conventional things like bass, electric and acoustic guitar and organ to synthesizers, tape machines, vintage oscillators and dozens of FX devices both analog and digital. Almost every album in Sun-Day originated as something performed live on a tape, then augmented with overdubs and mastered on a computer in the end, making the project cohesive both as a monolithic milemarker and twenty-four individual works.

So it is with a tired but proud mind that I am finally able to sit here, looking at 122 files on my screen and know that this many years of music making has finally been fulfilled. For the longest time, Sun-Day was that one idea that kept slipping away, never to be finished and doomed to be talked about for years to come. I stood on what I thought was the precipice of completing it several times, only to run cringing away from that ledge and continue my sculpting for another year or two. Today, it barely resembles the very first idea I had for it, way back in 2003, but that's probably for the better. I'm 32 years old, and have since released over 500 things, recorded even more, that have helped to organically sift and sort this massively perfectionist project over that time.

But is this the end? Many times, a close friend asked me what I'd have to work on once I finally finished Sun-Day, and I never knew what I'd even come up with. A 48-hour box set? Something equally ridiculous? At this point in time, I certainly hope not. I'll always make new things and sometimes (as with the recent Dripping Earth set) those things can become wildly overgrown tangents. The emphasis on what I have done here with Sun-Day, I can only hope, is that of continuity and consistency. Not that I have built such a massive structure in size and scope, but rather that I have done it continually, over time, and so in this way, the creative spring that has grown Sun-Day will never truly end.

Presented here are all 24 parts of the Sun-Day series, released individually one album per month over two years, starting back in May 2013. No fat, no filler, no bonus tracks - just as sharp and to-the-point as twenty-six hours of audio can possibly be, at least within my experience. They're housed in a simple but sturdy lidded cardboard box, decorated tastefully with Sun-Day text stickers, and available as a filled 24-disc box or an empty box (for those of you who bought each volume as it was individually issued). Additionally, the digital version has been given a bargain price of $200, which is $40 less than it would cost you to purchase each release individually in the same format.

credits

released September 27, 2015

W/P by Brian Grainger. Recorded at 1027PDS, Foxhill, 114RKD and Botany Bay, 2004-2015. Mastered by The Analog Botanist at Botany Bay, 2013-2015. This is Milieu Music number SD25.

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Brian Grainger Columbia, South Carolina

Drone music, warm atmosphere and textural ephemera for the working man.

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