Well of Sorrows is Ian Middleton's first LP release since 2009's Aural Spaces and Time Building (Swill Radio and Entr'acte respectively). Employing his signature MS10 analogue synthesizer, Middleton's sound takes on a more plaintive tone, weaving quietly lyrical melodic patterns into an ever-shifting stasis. Precise and elemental, Middleton's music reflects years of exploration into the possibilities of his chosen instrument, sidestepping the transience of current trend and carving his own path towards a cerebral and heartfelt form.
"as if Stars Of The Lid added a few like-mindeds and betrayed their minimalist bent. When the LP first arrived I threw the record on without giving the jacket a second thought, but now that I’m feasting my eyes on this fucker I can see it’s next-level without a doubt, subtle and gorgeous (and designed by Middleton, Andrew Chalk, and Tom James Scott), framing the music like a sepia photo of a long-lost relative. If you read this review and stopped when you saw the word “synth” I GET IT, but you’re wrong this time. Dead wrong. The deluxe edition, limited to 50, of this item includes a portfolio-style wrap-around sleeve that also looks pretty dope, if yr interested." Tinymixtapes
Edition of 300 copies. Well of Sorrows has been cut direct to metal (DMM) and comes in a printed inner sleeve and offset printed outer sleeve designed by Ian Middleton, Andrew Chalk, and Tom James Scott.