The sprawling album, more than two and a half hours long, is being put out on echospace [detroit].
The US purveyor of deep, emotionally charged soundscapes is as prolific as he's ever been, having already released one other album in early 2014, I'll Only Break Your Heart on Darla Records, by way of his well-known alias bvdub. (Over the past couple years he's also crafted records as Earth House Hold and East Of Oceans.) Home is attributed to his own name, and it marks a return to echospace [detroit], the label through which he put out the widely praised White Clouds Drift On And On LP back in 2009.
"[Van Wey has] said to us this is his most personal and self-defining moment in his fruitful musical career," the label says, and its release has been in the works for a while now: in a Facebook post, label boss Stephen Hitchell explains that the album "was the hardest mastering job I've ever done." Altogether, Home is more than two and a half hours long, with ten original tracks augmented by a rework from Hitchell's Intrusion moniker. More remixes are upcoming, though details for those are still TBA.
It looks like the label has sold out of its mail-order stock of the ten-track, 2-CD pack, but that version of the album will drop through other outlets around the world in the coming weeks. The eleven-track digital version is available now, and you can hear the whole thing over at the echospace [detroit] bandcamp page.
01. Mountains Will Keep Your Secrets
02. Empty Houses From Above
03. You Built A Kingdom, But No One Said Its Name
04. A Heart Of Darkness
05. Than To Ever Have Lived At All
06. Got To Carry On
07. Wish I Could Say More Than This
08. We Built Steps To The Sky
09. Can't Go Home Without You
10. Walk Through Walls (For SH)
11. A Heart Of Darkness [Intrusion Reprise]
Home is now available digitally via echospace [detroit], with a full double-CD release to follow soon.