Label: Flag Day Recordings
Flag Day Recordings is proud to present the new full length album by Tyresta titled "Ordinary Lives" "Ordinary Lives" is a long form composition, clocking in at just over 33 minutes. Utilizing his modular synthesizer, mellotron, guitar, computer and effects, Nicholas Turner creates a sprawling piece of music that has a breathy, organic pace to it. Percussive, clanging metallic textures weave in and out between orchestral passages reminiscent of early prog and German electronic music.
Many times albums like this may have an overly produced, polished sound, but "Ordinary Lives" has a grittier quality to it that pairs very well with the vintage and industrial nature of some of the sounds produced, which in turn reinforces my interpretation of what the album title represents. A repetitive, mundane, day in and day out, ordinary & mechanical lifestyle.
Don't be mistaken though, none of those things accurately describe the music within this album. The music itself is generative, providing the listener with lots of movement, changes in texture, sound sources and most importantly a hopeful undertone to it all. A reassurance that even an ordinary life is a beautiful life.