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Offret
Genre: Experimental Music
Sub-Genres: Experimental Ambient, Dark Ambient, Neoclassical
Instrumental

Offret is a solo ambient project from Kit Carruthers. It is a surreal, frightening, bleak and pretty examination of sound. The instruments used are a synthesizer, a piano, two violins, a cello, a harp and a theremin. The albums that have influenced this project are Tim Hecker's "Harmony In Ultraviolet," Ben Frost's "By the Throat," Fennesz's "Venice," Deathprod's "Morals and Dogma," Biosphere's "Shenzhou," Deaf Center's "Pale Ravine," Cities Last Broadcast's "The Humming Tapes," Susumu Yokota's "Sakura," Loscil's "Monument Builders," Christopher Bissonnette's "In Between Words," Philip Jeck's "7," Eluvium's "Talk Amongst The Trees," Steve Reich's "Music for 18 Musicians," My Bloody Valentine's "Loveless," Love Spirals Downwards' "Ardor," Ryoji Ikeda's "+/-" and Merzbow's "1930."

Offret is tied for my favourite project with O Beautiful Death but it is probably going to be your least favourite, philistine. This is about as pretentious as I can get.

If you haven't noticed, we are all drowning in reverb and distortion and have been for a long time now.

A certain haze has fallen over us.

Everywhere you go commercials are entering your brain. You can't stop it. You're just numb. You walk past flashing images and friendly voices selling you skin care products. It just washes over you.

You hear a man on AM radio spewing angry Christian rhetoric in a haze of grainy analog distortion. You calmly change the station and you do not think and feel a thing.

I enjoy putting it on ketamine. Think nothing, feel nothing. Go numb. Shut up and go numb. Take it.

Become the void. Become bleak. Become "nothing."

This is a little frightening, isn't it? If I weren't numb some of the noises coming out of this media box would be starting to scare me.

What did the TV say? Something about hellfire? My mind was elsewhere I'm in a bit of a haze.

Hm? What did it say? I spaced for a moment I'm on a lot of ketamine. Oh, it's 4:00 AM and I've been watching static for an hour, okay...

"Offret I" starts out playing with slightly melodic drones, I introduce pulsation in "Offret II" and it is basically nothing but pulsation in "Offret III." It always starts out with no melody and then gradually develops melody until it gets about as melodic as ambient gets on the last track. After these three albums I abandon the whole format, which I need to point out was the plan from the beginning just so you don't think I think it was stupid, start giving them titles, and just make whatever noises I feel like making at any particular time. Offret I through III are amateur and done without access to real actual people with real actual classical instruments.

"If it's All Over, Just Leave Already" is a mix of scary and pretty. "Mystery is a Fiction Genre Where the Nature of an Event Remains Mysterious Until the End of the Story" is all pretty. "They're Harvesting our Organs" is all scary. Still amateur, still no classical instruments.

Oh, I see what Offret is. Okay. I think Tim Hecker would like this, I've always known from the moment I listened to him back in 2004 or 2005 that this is what he and I feel but I don't know if he took it as far as I do. (Next two albums will be exploring this further.)

.: Discogs .: MusicBrainz .: last.fm



SAC011: They're Harvesting our Organs LP

01. Some of us are Dead I [12:36] .: Lyrics .: Music Video
02. Some of us are Dead II [12:31] .: Lyrics .: Music Video
03. You are not Safe I [10:58] .: Lyrics .: Music Video
04. You are not Safe II [13:18] .: Lyrics .: Music Video

Total run time: 49:23
Release date: February 11th, 2024




SAC010: Mystery is a Fiction Genre Where the Nature of an Event Remains Mysterious Until the End of the Story LP

01. Oops I Trampled the Flowers I [12:17] .: Lyrics .: Music Video
02. Oops I Trampled the Flowers II [09:26] .: Lyrics .: Music Video
03. Cherry Blossoms in Tokyo I [08:58] .: Lyrics .: Music Video
04. Cherry Blossoms in Tokyo II [11:06] .: Lyrics .: Music Video

Total run time: 41:47
Release date: February 5th, 2024




SAC008: If it's All Over, Just Leave Already LP

01. Collateral Damage I [12:15] .: Lyrics .: Music Video
02. Collateral Damage II [11:27] .: Lyrics .: Music Video
03. Burning a Cloud I [09:49] .: Lyrics .: Music Video
04. Burning a Cloud II [08:13] .: Lyrics .: Music Video

Total run time: 41:44
Release date: January 24th, 2024




SAC007: Offret III LP

01. Offret III: Untitled I [11:50] .: Lyrics .: Music Video
02. Offret III: Untitled II [08:48] .: Lyrics .: Music Video
03. Offret III: Untitled III [08:27] .: Lyrics .: Music Video
04. Offret III: Untitled IV [09:12] .: Lyrics .: Music Video
05. Offret III: Untitled V [06:56] .: Lyrics .: Music Video

Total run time: 45:13
Release date: January 18th, 2024




SAC005: Offret II LP

01. Offret II: Untitled I [08:58] .: Lyrics .: Music Video
02. Offret II: Untitled II [09:37] .: Lyrics .: Music Video
03. Offret II: Untitled III [10:04] .: Lyrics .: Music Video
04. Offret II: Untitled IV [07:13] .: Lyrics .: Music Video
05. Offret II: Untitled V [07:07] .: Lyrics .: Music Video

Total run time: 43:05
Release date: December 31st, 2023




SAC003: Offret I LP

01. Offret I: Untitled I [10:19] .: Lyrics .: Music Video
02. Offret I: Untitled II [11:00] .: Lyrics .: Music Video
03. Offret I: Untitled III [13:42] .: Lyrics .: Music Video
04. Offret I: Untitled IV [16:00] .: Lyrics .: Music Video
05. Offret I: Untitled V [12:26] .: Lyrics .: Music Video

Total run time: 1:03:27
Release date: December 18th, 2023