Until We Fall

by Sven Laux & Harry Towell

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'Until We Fall' is a collaboration between Sven Laux & Harry Towell. Laux is a renowned composer from Berlin, while Towell records under the alias Spheruleus and hails from Lincolnshire, UK. In 2018, both artists discovered that their partners were expecting the birth of their first child - Sven in July and Harry in September. Even though they’re 500 or so miles apart, populating a country on the European continent and a small island on the other side of the sea, the two musicians share the same human experiences: the same anticipation, patience, longing, and joy.

Until We Fall is a dove in music form, bringing a peaceful lullaby to the ears of their children, tracing the long weeks and longer months which led to the arrival while also walking with the two artists in the run-up to the birth. Described as a ‘restful sonic story to play to their babies as an audiobook without words’, light drones swell up and engage with the birdsong of a peaceful place. Second track ‘Kites’ inhales and exhales, announcing a new soul to the world with the early rhythms of respiration. Even though we come into this world kicking and screaming, both musicians want to welcome their children into the world with a calming fanfare, a soft-clothed ambient and a place of security to rival that of a womb from which they have fallen. The dawning, artificial light is too bright, and unfamiliar eyes and smiles focus in on the new arrival, but the world is instantly familiar with the music of a mother’s voice.

Field recordings, guitar drones, and string arrangements all pepper the music. One will hear the sounds of distant rain, falling upon an English field in the Lincolnshire countryside, merging with the city sounds of Berlin. The music is a resting place – no more hard labour is required, and there’s no more stress to endure. Until We Fall is an album of sweet unity and longed-for dreams coming to completion, not only uniting the two musicians, but uniting parents to their children, and children to their parents.

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released December 22, 2019

Written and produced by Sven Laux and Harry Towell
Artwork and design by Daniel Crossley and Ian Hazeldine
Mastered by Tim Diagram

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Spheruleus Lincolnshire, UK

Spheruleus is Lincolnshire, UK based artist Harry Towell. His work has been released on labels such as Under The Spire, Hibernate, Home Normal and Time Released Sound. The Spheruleus sound is produced using acoustic instruments, manipulated into timeworn, rustic and melancholy compositions.

He also runs Whitelabrecs and the Audio Gourmet netlabel.
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