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Listen To 'Thermal Drift' From Bill Gould’s Talking Book II Released On April 24th


Talking Book is the soundscape project featuring Bill Gould, Jared Blum and Dominic Cramp. Their 2011 album was a fantastic abstract expressionistic recording which plays likes the soundtrack to a movie. It is dark and atmospheric yet still has an underlying warmth with rich textures and distinctive melodies.

"It’s got a lot of subtle melodies and shifts parts a lot and progresses. There’s movement to it, so you kind of go down this sink hole with us." - Blum 2016

You can read our interview with Jared Blum HERE.


Koolarrow Records have announced that the long-awaited follow up record will be released on April 24th.


Though the approach to creating the record has been uniquely their own, there are obvious echoes of Eno’s earliest ambient projects and his Bowie collaborations, ‘60s Serbian and Czech soundtracks, English folk and coastal melodies, intertwining prog guitars met with dusty electro acoustic tape music and Lynch’s “Eraserhead” score.
“We had originally thought this would be an easy follow-up to our debut album from 2011,” said Gould. “But in fact, this was a journey that took years. It was a wild ride, but in my opinion was totally worth the effort, it enabled us to really dig deep, and get this the way we wanted it. I feel like we have created a soundtrack to a film that can only be seen through listening.”

Listen to Thermal Drift below.

Talking Book II is a total listening experience, meant to be digested as two complete pieces, preferably with headphones. The tracks are meant to flow, one into the other, without gaps. The vinyl release will be limited to 500 copies and contains an entire piece per side.
Talking Book II track list:

  1. Blood Aurora

  2. Thermal Drift

  3. The Land Upright

  4. A Crumbling Mind Smiles

  5. Zastava

  6. Early Sorrows

  7. The Last Time She Died

  8. They Came at Dawn

  9. A Sea Turned to Stone

  10. Heritor

  11. Lost in Glass

  12. The War Was Better

  13. Dying Light

  14. Absent Horizon


Pre-orders the 12” vinyl version HERE.


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