We've experienced somewhat of a revival for this album, special thanks to Weird Walk issue 4 (2021), never before has this release been available as a digital download.
Review: Monolith Cocktail (monolithcocktail.com/2017/03/09/tickling-our-fancy-047-mokoomba-omar-rahbanytaos-humm/
Originally released in 2017, Pylon Reveries, the fourth release by the mysterious Charles Vaughan, is a rumination on connection and disconnection. The idea that (nearly) every settlement is connected to the national power grid by the iron giants that straddle the countryside like mysterious sentinels watching over us. And that, in spite of this connectivity and, of course, the connectivity of the internet, we as people don't often connect as well as we ought to. We're overloaded by data, that seems to obfuscate rather than enlighten.
Pylon Reveries is also about the need to disconnect. It's about being in the middle of nowhere and yet finding yourself reminded of everything via the hums and crackles of pure electricity that course through the cables overhead and the lonesome substations that inhabit the remotest of places.
It's a love letter to the ubiquitous totems of utility that inanimately populate our landscape and yet are a source of fascination and intrigue. It's about getting lost in those crackles and drones and the awe of such ominous structures we often simply take for granted.
“From an early age, I had a fascination with pylons. The public information films of my childhood did little to quell this creeping sense of unease. Over the years, this preoccupation has informed my work, inspiring many pieces of music. Some of it found its way onto the 'Substation Index' release, a mini CDr I left at any substation I came across on my travels. It was free, you just had to find it.
This collection was harvested from the many tapes and hard drives that have been slowly filling up over the years. I hope it makes some sense.” – Charles Vaughan