**THIS IS A PREORDER ONLY.**
We are expecting to have this in shop towards the end of May and will only be getting a limited amount.
A boxset compiling the series of inter-related releases that Late Music put out in 2020 – the double album Cantus, Descant, the two disc live set Figures In Open Air, and Laurus, an extended EP of early sketches for the music fully realised on Cantus, Descant. 5 discs in individual card wallets with 16 page accompanying booklet, housed in a rigid slipcase.
Praise for the original releases:
“A masterful double album laced with singular artistry, palpable intention and innovation. The glorious soundsuite of Cantus, Descant is a comfort amid so much uncertainty, a balm for the head and heart” Uncut (full page lead review)
“Cantus, Descant is accessible without ever feeling thoughtless, plays to Davachi’s sonic strengths, and provides just enough experimentation and variety to justify its daunting running time. It’s a journey worth taking.” Exclaim! (8/10)
“The minimalist composer-performer’s slow, patient works demand and reward close attention; give them time, and their secrets will rise slowly to the surface.” Pitchfork (7.5)
“With Cantus, Descant, Davachi invites us to join her in communion with the stuff of history.” The Quietus (lead review)
“Reed organ voices droning just at the threshold of attention, gently coalescing, or moving through broken, sweet chord progressions before just as suddenly feinting away.” The Wire
“This is fiercely original stuff. Accompanied by the warm rhythmic bellowed clunk of the foot pedal, the sparse, overlapping organ notes of Midlands, Oldgrowth and Badlands add a sense of flesh and blood often missing from Minimalism” Record Collector
“‘Cantus, Descant’ is a special album, whisper soft but pointed and intentional… Sarah Davachi is among the most gifted composers operating right now and this album is a celebration of the old and the new that speaks assuredly to the complex simplicity of tone itself. We’re floored.” Boomkat
“Quietly epic – the kind of music that modestly overwhelms you.” – Monorail
“Figures In Open Air is quite the peach: live recordings and variations of her Cantus, Descant album. This is a right joy to mentally go wandering in.” – Drift