2LP. Surgeon and Dan Bean take their modular synths on a dirty weekend in the English countryside, with potent and compelling results. Using a Buchla Music Easel, harmonium, shruti box, bass, hurdy gurdy, symphonie, glockenspiel, hand bell, Electro Harmonix 45000, Strymon Blue Sky, Strymon DIG and Roland RE 101 Space Echo, the duo apply astral electronics to the visionary folk tradition, across four sides of languid, time-dilating improvisation. Ambient techno for Penda's Fen.
"The debut from The Transcendence Orchestra [is a] recording that eschews time and space in favour of methodological displacement and deep psychological navigation. Modern Methods For Ancient Rituals is an experiment in acoustic and synthetic symbiosis which is deeply influenced by the atmosphere and acoustics of the rural location of Cats Abbey resulting in a set of recordings which can aid to the transformation of consciousness. Deploying a range of ancient and modern instruments and effects including Buchla Music Easel, harmonium, shruti box, bass guitar, hurdy gurdy, Electro Harmonix 45000, Strymon Blue Sky and Roland RE 101 Space Echo among others, Child and Bean conjure an audio experience which encapsulates elements of drone, trance, pulse, rhythm and melody subtly shifting all into a psychologically penetrating experience beyond the aesthetic and into the comforting unknown." - Mego