"Michał asked me to write a little description of this album for the Czaszka bandcamp page, so here goes. This is my second album to feature on Czaszka (thanks Michał). Porta, recorded in 2016, was the result of two half hour experiments with my friend Tyler King's Yamaha Portasound PSS-460 FM keyboard, with just a couple of overdubs on each track. Plié is quite different in that it's a much more deliberate work. I started recording Plié after a fairly traumatic experience last fall that I'm not willing to go into more detail about right now. I tried to use my time at the subterranean CryBaby Studios in Seattle to process what had happened and reckon with it. I was listening to a lot of Ingram Marshall, Tomita, Alvin Curran, and Tangerine Dream when I made this, and I think those influences can be heard here with varying degrees of success. Plié, as a title, represented to me the process of bending without breaking, and maybe trying to capture something beautiful/frozen/haunting/ugly within the "getting better" phase. I don't know. Maybe the song "Ache" is what I was after most--periods of bubbling uncertainty, and a long, steady, never-ending lament that drags and drags and drags. This album is a kind of lament, and as with all of my work, I'm tremendously proud of and tremendously embarrassed by what I've made."
released October 9, 2020
Made by Jeff Lane
Field recordings by Ariel Lane
Mastered by Philippe Vandal
For my brother
This record right here is the music of light, of angels, of anti-gravitational forces. Such beautiful sounds. As we all agree, 2020 has been a bad year, and when I listen to something like this I cannot stop thinking about how therapeutic beauty can be.
There is no word for this: this is simply a BEAUTIFUL album. Cosmographer
This live album in a great way can create curious, immersive and intriguing dreams in the minds of listeners. Through a combination of degraded tape loops, drones, noise and field recordings The House in the Woods leads us into situations and places recognisable and familiar but also alien and more like mind images. Great live album :) SILENO