Archai

by Michael Bentley

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Disc housed in a full-colour gatefold sleeve. Includes a set of six postcards, reproducing some of Michael's paintings that inspired the development of the Archai album. Limited to an edition of 30, signed and numbered.

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    Disc housed in a full-colour gatefold sleeve, limited run of 100 total.

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    Archival print of one of the paintings that inspired the development of the Archai album. Choose one image (shown above), we will confirm your choice before shipping. for multiple images increase quantity in shopping cart. Images approximately 7 x 10.5 on heavy paper, does not include matte or frame, shipped rolled.
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    Get all 26 The Foundry releases available on Bandcamp and save 50%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of A Thousand Glistening Snail Trails, Archai, Sketch vs. eM, eM - Motor Sessions, Egocentric - The Sky Within The Ground, Ben Swire - Equilibrium, Bibimbap (An Archipelago Project), sub.terra (An Interstitial Project), and 18 more. , and , .

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about

Arche (plural archai) is an archaic Greek word meaning beginning, origin, or source of action. When used by philosophers, arche designates the source (or root) of things that exist, first principles that are themselves intangible, but provide conditions for the possibility of a thing. The archai form the structure that is no structure, a warp and weft that imply the universe. This project is my meditation on the archai as I see them – forces not of the creation itself, but of the following period wherein the universe begins to precipitate, where moments separate themselves from eternity, and singularities manifest from plurality. At once harmonic and dissonant, the miasma of archai struggles to resolve itself into the world we know, a struggle still ongoing, never truly complete. And all the while, we must remember that the Titans remain chained within the bowels of the Earth.

credits

released October 13, 2018

Composed and recorded by Michael Bentley
at Beehaus and The Anchorage.
Mastered by Myles Boisen at the Headless Buddha Mastering Lab.
Images created and photographed by Blithely Menace.
Videos filmed and composed by Michael Bentley

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The Foundry Berkeley, California

The Foundry was begun, originally, as an outlet for Michael Bentley's chapbooks in the mid-80s. It grew to include audio releases in the mid-90s, and now serves as an umbrella for artistic ventures from Bentley and his collaborators.

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