Dear Time’s Waste represents the ongoing sonic ruminations and verbose brown studies of Aucklander Claire Duncan. Steeped in the gothic permanence of early Cure and the cloud-skipping gaze of Garlands era-Cocteau Twins, Dear Time’s Waste’s 2012 release Some Kind Of Eden works in a playful orbit, dancing between the lightness and weight of experience with cold purpose and red desperation. Recorded in isolation by Duncan between a cramped Eden Terrace flat and an expansive vacant studio space, the record follows on from 2010′s LP Spells with a formidable sense of exactitude, a concrete precision echoed by the stringent monotony of electronic beats and pulsating textures in conversation with a malleable voice that surges and pulls with the demands of every instant. A live show comprised of Duncan and compatriots allows the project a three-dimensional intensity, having been broken in by previous performances in support of such alt nobility as St. Vincent, Low and Deerhunter.
Some Kind Of Eden LP, September 2012.
Another kind of vertigo seizes me, that of the detail of the detail of the detail, and I am drawn into the infinitesimal, the infinitely small, just as I was previously lost in the infinitely vast.
- Italo Calvino, Six Memos for a New Millenium
The heavier the burden, the closer our lives come to the earth, the more real and truthful they become. Conversely, the absolute absence of burden causes man to be lighter than air, to soar into heights, take leave of the earth and his earthly being, and become only half real, his movements as free as they are insignificant.
- Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
For reviews relating to each release, have a look at the press section.
SPELLS LP • 2010
ROOM FOR RENT EP • 2009