Today is an exciting milestone, as my label Stolen Mirror releases Steve McCourt's evocative debut "AC" on compact disc.
For some, noise is a curse, an unwanted sound, a transaction gone bad. For others, noise is a wellspring of life and energy, from which imagination springs. McCourt operates in the second category, composing with jet engines, cell phone interference, and sounds usually ignored as musical material. He has crafted a personal statement about the place of noise in our lives.
This album evokes the deepest valleys of the ocean, where crustaceans play over hot steam vents. Or perhaps we are hearing radio waves fractured through the ice pellets of a distant comet. Or maybe an artificial intelligence is speaking to us in cryptic electromagnetic utterances. McCourt's album opens a window onto a science-fiction soundscape.
The limited edition compact disk has been released in a four panel digipak. Head on over to Stolen Mirror to purchase your copy. There's also a free track to listen to.
All proceeds are re-invested in future releases. Thanks to everyone who has supported our artists!