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“Kiehtan” marks Michael’s 40th appearance on recorded format since 2004. This disc focuses on pure ambient drift and aural bliss drawing influence from the ambient masters of the 70’s. “Kiehtan” features a sonic reconstruction by Mark Spybey (Dead Voices On Air, Beehatch, Reformed Faction) from Sky Burial source material and was mastered by James Plotkin (Khanate, OLD - mastering for Sunn O))), Earth, Isis).

Kiehtan is the name of the "creator spirit" of the Wampanoag tribe, the original inhabitants of Cape Cod where Michael lives. "Wampanoag" translates to "People of the first light" as Cape Cod is one of the first places in the continental United States to experience sunrise. Kiehtan is a divine spirit with no human form or attributes including gender. This CD is inspired by solitary evenings under autumn's receding light in the dunes and pine forests of outer Cape Cod where this spirit still seethes and breathes.

Sky Burial was formed in 2006 as a conduit for the ambient/industrial sonic meandering of Michael Page (Fire In The Head). Having well established himself in the power electronics/noise field with FITH, Michael realized he wanted to move into a musical direction that offered him more freedom of expression and room for sonic experimentation. Although initially inspired by early “industrial” music projects, electronic/ambient acts of the 70’s and 80’s, and Krautrock, the music of Sky Burial continues to evolve and blur genre boundaries creating its own version of “ambient” music, often citing esoteric and mythological subject matter as a muse.

Michael records in a stubbornly “old school” manner preferring to record the majority of source material to four-track cassette resulting in a more raw recording. Compositions are mixed and edited from various session materials with no pre-conceived notion of a final form, thereby letting the source material itself dictate the musical flow resulting in completed recordings which are largely improvised.


released December 7, 2010


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Sky Burial Wellfleet, Massachusetts

Sky Burial is Michael Page, a visual and sound artist splitting his time between Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Ambergris Caye Belize, and the UK. Formed in 2006, Sky Burial's soundscapes are Inspired by the kosmische music of the '70s and industrial and experimental music of the late '70s and early '80s and cite esoteric, literary, metaphysical, and mythological subject matter as prevailing themes. ... more

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