Electric Sepulcher

by Church of Hed

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about

Church of Hed is the solo project of the American spacerock band Quarkspace’s drummer, synthesist, and producer, Paul Williams. With Quarkspace seemingly in retirement or hiatus, Church of Hed becomes Williams’s main focus. The music involves aural travelogues, inspired by progressive and space rock and Berlin School electronica. Paul plays drums, keyboards, and synthesizers; he composes songs, beats, and loops, and he (thankfully) rarely sings.

Electric Sepulcher, Church of Hed’s third album, features the kinetic electronica for which the band is known, combining loops and beats with organic playing, writing, and improvisation. Paul plays everything on the album, from electronic percussion to analog synthesizers. The album is dedicated to the memory of the recently passed music legends, Daevid Allen, Edgar Froese, Dieter Moebius, and Chris Squire.

1. Eternal 2 1:30
2. The Moebius Wave 4:53
3. Electric Sepulcher 7:03
4. Glacial 3:42
5. East of Christopher 4:11
6. Godspeed You Alien Dingo 10:15
7. House Tron 2:47
8. Trace the Rubycon 5:09
9. Eternal 1 3:46

Review Excerpts

"If you miss the old days when electronic music was progressive and innovative, and not just a brain-dead wallpaper of 4/4 dance beats, then Electric Sepulcher is definitely worthy of exploration." -- Peter Thelen, Expose

"The album is a luscious instrumental journey that consists of quirky spaced out electronica, Space-Prog symphonics, sci-fi soundtrack and electro grooves. Paul excels at seamlessly blending disparate styles and influences, and the thematic development throughout the set is among his best yet." -- Jerry Kranitz, Aural Innovations

credits

released September 1, 2015

Synths: Moog Sub 37, Korg Z1, Korg Prophecy, Korg Volca Keys, Korg Volca Bass, Korg Monotron Delay, Yamaha MM8, Waldorf Streichfett, Waldorf Micro Q, Kawai K5000W, Kawai K4, Roland VS-1

Drums: Roland TD-8, Alternate Mode TrapKat

Software: Korg iMS-20, Korg iPolysix, Moog Animoog, Arturia iMini, Arturia iSEM, Arturia CS-80V, BFD, FL Studio, M-Tron, Pro Tools

Various effectery and devices

Composed, recorded, and produced by Paul E. Williams

Cover painting by Christian Mumford

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Church of Hed/Quarkspace Columbus, Ohio

Church of Hed is the solo electronic space prog project of Quarkspace drummer/synthesist, Paul Williams. RIYL: Floyd, the Orb, Stereolab -- Quarkspace is an American band together since the mid 80s. Known for combining spacerock and electronics with folk and progressive songwriting, their influences straddle the American and English psychedelic scenes of the late 60s with more modern influences. ... more

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