Piblokto is a solo project by Alexius Cai, recorded mostly at home over a span of two years, Colourless Fields is a reflection on the tenacity of human fortitude and the search for tranquility amidst the desolation and vastness of the Siberian tundra.
The album traces a physical epic journey from the Siberian wastelands towards the Indian plateau of placid abandonment. Inspired by the music of James Blackshaw, Cian Nugent, Nick Drake and Barn Owl, the album distillates the essence of Arctic hysteria which is Piblokto.
Each of the seven tracks unravels with a guitar composition which is subsequently laced with a myriad of improvisations through ambient sounds, drones, guitars and violins. With the imaginations and mastery of Evan Tan, Leslie Low, Andrew Lim and Joan Chew, Colourless Fields dances to life akin to a flickering flame in the cold billowing desert night.
released December 31, 2012
Composed, recorded and performed at Time Lapse by Alexius Cai
Additional acoustic guitar on Colourless Fields, Moonshine and
Indian Terrain performed and recorded by Leslie Low at The Well
Electric Guitar on The Great Lake
performed and recorded by Andrew Lim at Sunnyside Studios NYC
Electric Violin on Long Walk performed by Joan Chew and recorded
by Andrew Lim at Sunnyside Studios NYC