"Your higher self, said the Kahunas, if you could get in touch with it, could do anything for you; but you had to be able to contact it. It was not God and you were part of it. In fact it was very like the group soul, whose existence was apparently reported by Myers and others, after their deaths, to the research workers of a generation ago and to the spiritualists of today. It is remarkable that something of the kind can be deduced from a study of the pendulum. " - T.C. Lethbridge
From Timothy J. Jarvis, author of 'The Wanderer' (January 2015):
'Anyone with an interest in wyrd musicks and psychogeographic sounds needs to hear this compelling and eerie album.'
REVIEW from Wonderful Wooden Reasons (October 2012):
'Fougou is a duo featuring Brian Lavelle and Matthew Shaw. This is their third excursion into CD land and for my ears it's their best - not that either of the others were lacking in any way.
'Further From...' is a 6 song set of shifting droneworks that explore the most inner of outer space sonorities. The synthesized feel of many of the sounds develops a Tangerine Dream type ambience but one seen through the prism of the post-industrial diaspora and aided by a healthy dose of sci-fi articulation.
I love the euphoria that pours from these tracks. There's no soul-searching melancholy here, even at its most reserved it feels exploratory and filled with curiosity and is an absolute thrill to listen to.'
released May 1, 2012
This album was originally released on US label Greengage Sounds (greengagesounds.blogspot.com). Our thanks go to HK Kahng and Nancy Novotny for the sympathetic way in which they presented the music on the album and for their kindness in releasing it in the first place.