WCEC003 _ vermillion vortex

Rose Kallal
Vermillion Vortex

The 12″ record by the New York musician and filmmaker Rose Kallal, is the title track to the recent film by artist John Russell commissioned by Art Review, with Kallal providing the driving score to Russell’s mindbending visual essay on capital, media and faith.  Presented as a limited 200 white vinyl edition the 12” features a remix by Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe (Lichens) and includes an exclusive John Russell artist print from the film.

Within the sonic maelstrom of Vermillion Vortex Rose Kallal’s background in New York’s film and experimental metal scene soaks through in the dense frame of muscular drones and cataclysmic percussion that form the hypnotic spine of the track, and a bedrock for the prophetic vocals supplied by British artist and curator Mark Beasley.  On the flip side fellow New Yorker Robert A A Lowe offers up a translation of Kallal’s original, incorporating his trademark modular synth aesthetic and pulsating tones, delivering an inimitable reaction to the original score.