Astral Spirit is excited to announce a vinyl reissue of this amazing debut! Long OOP and previously only available as a cassette! To celebrate the reissue, we have a very special bonus remix track from the one and only Jace Clayton aka DJ /rupture! The sequence of the vinyl album is slightly different, the track "Brood" is now a digital only bonus track and is not on the LP (for time purposes), but was originally on the cassette version.
"Phase Eclipse is the debut of a duo featuring electronics musician Lea Bertucci and vocalist Amirtha Kidambi (both play other instruments, but not on this album). Even to say Bertucci’s on electronics is somewhat misleading, as her instrument on the album is, primarily, a reel-to-reel tape machine, which she uses to manipulate live recording of Kidambi’s vocals. The result is somewhat reminiscent of Peter Evans Quintet, where Sam Pluta plays a similar role as Bertucci does here. But the tactility of the tape reels warp sound in ways digital electronics can only mimic, and Kidambi vocals are, for those familiar with her quartet Elder Ones and Darius Jones’s Elizabeth-Caroline Unit, tremendously complex and equally tactile. Not unlike KVL, the layers of complexity can take a few listens to track, but plumbing the depths is highly rewarding." - Lee Rice Epstein, Free Jazz Blog