Desert Sky to release debut album
Edward’s free spirited side-project will release Gaia on the Desert Sky label.
Cast your mind back to 2014 and you may remember Into A Better Future, Edward’s first LP with Giegling which followed his Green Amber 12″ and split release with label mate Ateq. Edward’s work as Desert Sky, however, is of a slightly different concern compared to Gilles Aiken’s solo material thanks to its spiritual and crepuscular sound aesthetic. News has now filtered through that, following two self-released records and drops on Portugal’s Assemble Music and Baby Ford’s PAL SL, a third missive for Aiken’s Desert Sky label will be the project’s debut album called Gaia.
The 10-track LP, featuring three C-side loops, provides Aiken with his first release following last year’s Birds 12″ on Giegling in addition to a spate of remixes for the likes of Aus Music, Hivern Discs, Apollonia and Die Orakel – in which ‘Edward’s Close To Pompeii Version’ is a Juno Plus favourite. The sounds on Gaia flirt between Edward’s Kraut influences to the more minimal stylings associated with Europe’s far east and a hedonistic spiritualism made for dancing to under the sunset or rise of an arid landscape.
Desert Sky will release Gaia by Desert Sky on July 31.
A2. Paul Athmo
A3. Paul Athmo Third
C2. Loop 1
C3. Loop 2
C4. Loop 3
D1. But I Like To Say
Desert Sky on Juno