Robert Logan - Flesh Decomposed

Flesh Decomposed

Robert Logan

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Robert Logan - Flesh Decomposed

’Last year saw Robert Logan re-emerge from a release hiatus with the dazzling new ‘Extasis EP’ and an album ‘Flesh’ “…a musical object so radical and daring it seems not to belong to his time.” [Trax]. ‘Flesh Decomposed’ is his 4th album and coincides with the release of two albums which are the fruits of his long term collaboration with ambient god-father Steve Roach [‘Biosonic’ and ‘Second Nature’].

Taking the final subdued moments of 'Flesh' as a starting point, 'Flesh Decomposed' comprises of new ambient explorations of the many moods and textures only glimpsed at in the previous recording. Created during the sessions for 'Flesh' until the present day and constructed from custom digital and analog processes, the recording attempts a fresh and at times confrontational approach to ambient music. Primitive source materials and stark acoustic frequencies are 'rotted' into new and evocative forms, and layered crystalline structures aged to sound like barely remembered music. Spontaneity and chance are allowed a larger breathing space in this collection, with trumpeter Andy Knight given a wider time frame to roam [‘Four Wheels’], and the return of Logan's father on violin on the expansive ‘Tri’, but the corrosive weathering of the sonics within the eight soundscapes is equally managed to an exceptional degree of sonic detail.

'Flesh Decomposed' is visual and hallucinogenic, exploring a range of unusual atmospheres and emotions - from the strange sense of memory invoked in a long forgotten object in the dusty 'Older Jug' - to lively pulse of fleshy life contained in the musical squirms of 'Larval Therapy' - and most of all throughout hints towards a kind of beauty, most clearly unveiled in the final track 'Wind' - which seeks the ghost that has long since left the shell.

Composed, performed and produced by Robert Logan
Andy Knight - trumpet on track 3
Francis Logan - violin on track 5


"Flesh Decomposed shows a bit of softness and light among the darker tracks that dominate this album of reworked tracks that breathes new life and new depth into Logan’s oeuvre." [Igloo]

"Various source materials served as a starting point for excursions in a vast field of ambient music – half organic, half futuristic, usually gloomy enough to be categorised as 'dark', yet it is not a formulaic goth-like darkness but an intriguing achievement born out of thick textures, spacious pads, distant echoes, terrifying sounds and field recordings [...] 'Flesh Decomposed' is perhaps his best work to date. This flesh might be decomposed but it still tastes exquisite..." [Nowa Musyka]


Download Album (SLODL029)
  1. Older Jug
  2. Throne
  3. Four Wheels
  4. White Hole
  5. Tri
  6. Dark Farm
  7. Larval Therapy
  8. Wind