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Alec L. Critten
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Alec L. Critten Another stunning release from PITP, with both sides of equally-high quality that complement each other. While I'm happy to support any new material from Wayne, I was also delighted by Isaac's side. "In Which We Hold Our Breath..." feels like a journey, with a gorgeous string section and a very nice piano coda. A very welcome addition to my collection that cements for me this label's deserved reputation. Favorite track: Cantus in Memoriam Mark David Hollis.
Gavin McFarlane
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Gavin McFarlane What an exceptional release. I'm ready to put my money down for anything by WRT, and that Isaac Helsen piece is a real journey.
Rudy Carrera
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Rudy Carrera See here: amiscellany.info/2019/08/18/music-wayne-robert-thomas-isaac-helsen-ras/ Favorite track: Cantus in Memoriam Mark David Hollis.
Brett McGrath
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Brett McGrath You are going to want to get this one before it’s gone! This is a stunning split release from Past Inside the Present. I’ve enjoyed everything this label has put out and RÁS is no different.
Toby Kaufmann-Buhler
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Toby Kaufmann-Buhler Both Thomas and Helsen have produced lovely and heartbreaking work here, impossible to choose a favorite track; also, the cover photography/design is excellent.
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‘RÁS’ is derived from a Faroese word, which roughly translates to “a strong current in a narrow passage which links two seas”, mirroring the outcome of Thomas’ & Helsen’s independent arrangements, cultivating a strong bond or link between their compositions.

Wayne Robert Thomas:
'Cantus In Memoriam Mark David Hollis' is a very personal piece that mourns the loss of a very talented human being whose presence will be deeply missed in this world. He's had such a profound influence on me as well as many others and now I feel that his music carries any even greater weight than before when listening to it. This one is for Mark.

'A Grey Morning, Later Lovely Sunshine' was what Alexandra Fyodorovna described the day of July 16, 1918. Unbeknownst to her and the rest of the Russian royal family they were to be brutally murdered late into the night. I felt that this line described perfectly the month of February for me, a month that was full of loss and grief, as it had several overcast days and then sunlight would appear only for something tragic to happen.

Isaac Helsen:
It is often only in hindsight that we are able to fully conceive the spaces we have traversed, notably in those metamorphic shifts of the mind. In looking back, our vision widens and clarifies; the darkness—once so intrusive and internal—is recast. Held against the light, its burden lifts and takes a different shape. The melancholy remains but is buoyed by a new hopefulness, a landscape unfolding, a bright contentment with what is and has been.

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released August 16, 2019

Track 1-2: Composed & recorded by Wayne Robert Thomas at the The Winter Dacha in Fairland, Indiana, February 26-27th of 2019
Track 3: Guitar, piano, tape, and electronics composed and performed by Isaac Helsen. Strings composed and performed by Jeffrey Niemeier. Arranged by Jeffrey Niemeier and Isaac Helsen. Recorded, arranged, and mixed at La Chambre de Rêve by Isaac Helsen in January and February of 2019.
Mastered at Black Knoll Studio (NY) by Rafael Anton Irisarri
Cover photography provided by Isaac Helsen
Layout & LP assemblage by zakè

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“The latest on Past Inside The Present comes from the duo of Wayne Robert Thomas and Isaac Helsen. The trio of works on RÁS (a Faroese word, which roughly translates to “a strong current in a narrow passage which links two seas.” These ambient works of light are elongated, understated, elegant. The fluid and forlorn elegy to the loss of English notable (and underrated) musician Mark David Hollis floats towards the heavens. Their isolated harmonies meander, so ebullient and gentle. This is one melodic dronescape that seems unending, particularly on the eighteen minute stand-alone In Which We Hold Our Breath to Gather Light, a haunting closer that situates the listener somewhere in the woods at night, fire crackling, and much to contemplate in the surrounding wild. Perplexing + mystical.” —Toneshift.net

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Past Inside the Present (PITP) is an American ambient label with a focus on offering up some of the very best ambient, ethereal, soundscape, and minimal music by prominent ambient artists from across the globe.

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