In the Dust of this Planet //

Release date: 
Recording location: 
Recorded in February 2014 in Harwood, Otago Peninsula, New Zealand.
Recording date: 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Artwork design: 
Olivia Webb
Artwork design: 
Beth Hilton
Mastering engineer: 
Richard B. Keys
Richard B. Keys
  • 1. Thousand Yard Stare (06:53)
  • 2. Second Bardo (06:26)
  • 3. In the Dust of this Planet (03:45)
  • 4. Third Bardo (08:20)

Described by the artists as "Xeno-electronic emissions woven from a blackened blend of technoid deconstructions, harsh noise, post-industrial electronics, and dark alien dronescapes..." "In the Dust of this Planet" is a beautiful and disturbing foray in the world of bleak post-techno from the deepest, darkest reaches of the south of New Zealand.

Tiny Mix Tapes on the album: "Desolation is more than one man can explain. It is experienced differently from person to person; where one would place it as a sole being in an area of complete emptiness and seclusion, another may find desolation in the form of the crumbling infrastructure abused in urban landscapes. Does it speak to isolation or deterioration? Is it felt more as an organic happening or a synthesized event? In the Dust of This Planet asks all these questions in its fearless/fearsome drones. Combining the various stages of drone from the past 30 years (a dash of industrial, a pinch of electronica, a lot of minimalism), MIR set the stage for desolate listening. Though the air is disturbed and the scene is well lit, how you make out the surroundings is up to you. What you will notice is how cold In the Dust of This Planet comes across, really letting you feel the crumbling world which we are killing through our irresponsibility. So yeah, another one of THOSE records. Maybe with the not-so subtle hand of MIR, this time you’ll pay attention."