Following on from his KETEV project—released in June via Portals Editions—renowned composer and sound artist Yair Elazar Glotman is set to present his latest endeavor, Blessed Initiative, on November 11.
Across the self-titled album's eight tracks, Glotman attempts to "articulate a mental state of simultaneity, in which equilibrium is fleeting, fragile, and its scarcity is embraced." As is usual with Glotman's work, sound design is a driving factor for the project, and although there are recognizable sounds present, most of them are processed, rearticulated, and mangled into entirely new interpretations. On the whole, Blessed Initiative was derived from personal foley recordings and tape manipulations and composed with KYMA, an innovative sound design workstation that is currently being used by musicians and producers like John Paul Jones, A.R. Rahman, Amon Tobin, and Christian Vogel.
The album's artwork is from the photographic series Relax (blue) by Josephine Pryde. The piece was chosen for the album’s cover as a materialization of tension as it represents "a closed cycle of energy and unfulfilled release."