Ultimatum

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On the first side of latest EP Ultimatum – a sequel of sorts to this year’s Eternal Binding - Only Now explores unprecedented degrees of beauty and melody, composing a fluid projection of harp-like phases that ripple and recur into infinity. An elusive procession through ethereal elements and heightened points of convergence, Side A affirms a compelling sense of resolution towards its mesmerizing final third.

With Side B Only Now devastates and dims this same piece through a lens of pure overload, cutting open and modifying several layered parts through resonation, reamping techniques – completed at the studio of Oakland's own black/doom/crust visionary Abstracter - and panning reminiscent of Japanoise legend Merzbow. On Side B those earlier points of beauty and melody have become a corrupted but no less enrapturing wall of noise.

Across Ultimatum, and throughout the material of Only Now, process remains central. In this case with the utilization of Euclidean sequencing achieved through the means of three physical modelling synthesizers. The results point to the potential of this methodology, illustrating new paths within, and beyond, the project’s many associated touchstones. Ultimately the outcome is one that situates Only Now in a wide ranging, un-classical / noise / ambient continuum that might include the likes of Tim Hecker, Kelly Moran & Ben Frost.

Ultimatum is a release that, much like the Psychic War (Pt. I & II) episodes found on 2017's Timeslave, brings Only Now back to the roots of the project; origins which were enriched by early forays into the headier margins of noise and dark ambient. Looking back but moving forward, Ultimatum continues a prolific 2019 for the Only Now project.

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released April 26, 2019

Only Now is Kush Arora
Recorded in Berkeley, CA in 2019
Mastered by Thomas Dimuzio
Art: Kush Arora, Cheng Sok
Mixed at KAP and Ancient Owl Studios in Berkeley, CA with Sammie
Special thanks to Robin Kahn from Abstracter for the reamping.

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