You know that Visible Near Midnight, the in-house imprint of intrepid North London sound art institution SoundFjord, is going to a pretty niche concern when its debut release is limited to a mere 25 copies. Indeed, on initial listens Extended Transmissions would appear to document a séance in the teardrop of a fully submerged submarine manned by a crew of hexapods. But repeat plays tease out the finer details, opening up spaces in ADA’s electro-magnetic tapestries for the ears to ease into a velvet hypnosis of burr and drift.
Throughout these three pieces a tightrope is being walked: a balancing act between the technological and natural worlds (field recordings were captured on the Isle Of Portland in Dorset). It’s the hypothetical sound of Finnish experimentalists Pan Sonic transferring their studio to the outside world only to watch it slowly disappear under a blanket of moss, lichen and rare species of sea lavender.