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Words That Breathe, Thoughts that Burn
( Digital )
Out: 09.05.2005

Richard For Cerebellum
"Words That Breathe, Thoughts that Burn"



"If there was a film entitled, "Love Cycle of Machines", Richard for Cerebellum's 'thoughts that breathe...words that burn' would be a most appropriate soundtrack. Hymns of ghostly ancients coalesce on a playground of twisted metal, evoking a tin heart pining for oil with every beat. Filigreed harmonics, with their underpinnings of power, form an intricate armour against a suffering understood only by the human machine. Commandeering crescendos weave a dense melancholia, infused with valleys of lush desolation. Unrestricted dark passions scream a liturgy for survival, a call for the underdog to rise above the industrial waste of the psyche and shine some rusted soul to life."-dd

Richard For Cerebellum is the brain child of Lorren Stafford, Minneapolis based composer & classically trained pianist, cellist, and violinist. Most of the pieces on 'thoughts that breathe...' were written and recorded over a period of 10 years from 1987 to 1997. After the record was completed, it was buried in a deep, dark crypt for 7 years before clawing its way out of the grave and onto the Zhark roster. Conceived as a film score to a non-existent film, "thoughts that breathe..." brings classical chops, an epic sense of vertical density, vast chasms of contrasting elements and a diverse sonic palette to bear on this coherent collection of musical landscapes. Traditional instruments such as guitar, cello, clarinet and string sections share the orchestra pit with samplers & synths, found instruments, field recordings, circuit bent instruments, cutting edge software, and arcane audio electronic devices.

Lorren currently produces music as S/M (Zhark) and collaborates in a diverse collection of projects: the organic-electronic duo, low orbit; ultra dense improvisational guitar/cello freakout Panzram; experimental noise/ambient project Nautipuss; and the doom drone/breakmetal monster, Treachery (with fellow Zhark mates Rachel Kozak & Martin Frank). Lorren is also the founder and owner of Blackbox Music Electronics, designer and manufacturer of boutique guitar effects and music electronics.
Richard for Cerebellum
Zhark CD005 - Thoughts that breathe... words that burn

Lucid (thoughts that breathe...)
Propaganda (room 101 mix)
Machines
Devils/angels
Xavier (music for an execution)
Nada prelude
Hope deferred (requiem VI)
In absence of illumination
Symphony for dying