Jim O'Rourke's Old News series continues with this, the ninth installment. This new release is unique in the series in that it is the first to feature an all-new composition. The work here showcases the kind of experimental concrete drift which O'Rourke has been exploring for a number of years, resulting in a magical blend of musical abstraction. With the measured hand and alchemical technique of a François Bayle classic, Jim has us spellbound with A-side, transmuting spectral whistles into digital drizzle and splitting the senses between parallel dimensions of seaside location recordings, distant alien electronics and hauntingly solemn strings redolent of The Caretaker or Stephan Mathieu. Whistling drones morph into crystallized rain, shortwave chaos folds into haunting organ landscapes, and the intimacy of this particular journey is witnessed through the ebbing tides of sound that emanate throughout this monumental release. Available only in this format.