This album is sold out, but Beta-lactam Ring Records had ONE COPY left over from the recently concluded “Tour Aquarian” tour. It’s number 5 of an edition of 5 copies.
LP: Limited to 150 numbered copies in a hand printed and hand assembled gimmick art sleeve with 180 gram audiophile vinyl.
If only Norwegian Cruise Lines offered such a package. EKS’s uncompromising aural sensibilities have been responsible for 3 decades of deviant melodic excellence, including about a dozen solid solo releases in the oughts alone. Unlike so much experimentalism today, Edward’s ideas are exploratory without sounding noodley or samey, making each of his prodigious progeny worth assembling. “A Pleasure Cruise Through 9 Dimensions” successfully takes yet another left turn by presenting an album covered in concrete. Musique concrete. Edward has eschewed all song structure in favor of avant-garde soundscapes. The word “soundscapes” is almost a dirty word in most cases, but EKS attacks sound like a master sculptor, freeing unique and surprising sonic forms from the ether. He brilliantly decoupages electronics with emotional otherness, punctuated by disembodied voices that bubble up from the beyond. This is what Xenakis and Schaeffer listen to in electro-acoustic Heaven. Why be outward-bound when you can be Edward-bound?