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Music by Loula Yorke 
Mastered by Alex at quiet details studios 
Artwork by quiet details in collaboration with Loula Yorke Design by quiet details 

So pleased to announce that next to give their interpretation of the quiet details idea is one of the most creative forces in recent times, the synthesist and sound artist, Loula Yorke. 

Having been involved with music for many years, Loula’s star is burning brighter than ever - following a series of incredible studio albums, this year’s Volta landed to widespread critical acclaim, adored by fans of nuanced and highly musical synth work - this, coupled with her stunning live modular performances have made her one of the most loved and admired artists around. 

speak, thou vast and venerable head sees Loula taking all this innate understanding and skilled experience to dive deeper into her psychedelic worlds of the raw electricity and vast soundscapes. 

This is music made with a symbiotic relationship to her machines, and you can feel Loula’s energy flowing through as it moves ever forward, huge spatial plains of infinite depth guided by pure intuition. Galvanic analogue vibrations meets acidic resonant shapes, constantly moving timbres and spaces - endless drones and atmospheres underpin this voltage controlled and uniquely tactile universe. 

Adept at bringing the natural world into her work, highly processed field and environmental recordings feature prominently and provide an unknown familiarity and perfect juxtaposition to the filtered and manipulated harmonics so beautifully crafted from each electronic oscillation. 

You can feel the human emotion guiding this music, Loula at her perceptive and spontaneous best. 
Always thoughtful and incisive, the inspirations for the album draw on literature (Moby Dick, Wordsworth), and delves into history and connections only someone with her sensitive originality could see. In her own words: 

This album is a plank in the hull of an imaginary ship that once set sail on a quest to uncover the meaning of it all. 
By recombining patterns of synthesised sounds with field recordings taken from my immediate vicinity, I attempt to cause a glint in the surface of the waves. 
Onward together, Loula 

Huge thanks to Loula for everything, a complete and gorgeous addition to the series. 

The artwork was made as always influenced by the music and idea behind the album - originating from a photo from Loula which was then captured with analogue photography and processed here at quiet details studios. 
As usual, the album is presented on the physical edition, a custom 6-panel digipack with a separate fine art print too. 

The CD also has a special long-form continuous mix of the album, representing the music in its purest form.  


releases June 19, 2024 

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qd19 Loula Yorke - speak, thou vast and venerable head

  • product info

    Bandcamp discount code sent after purchase (makes total price the same in both places)

    6-panel soft-touch matte digipack on recycled heavy card stock

    Translucent quiet details wrap

    Includes fine art print of the album artwork and Bandcamp download code of the individual tracks

    The CD has a special long-form edition of the album

    We love extended pieces and feel this is a wonderful way to experience the album as the artist intended

    One per customer

    After purchase, if you'd like a download of this version, please get in touch

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