The Geometry of Shadows

by Broken Harbour

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Alexander S. Kunz
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Alexander S. Kunz This album has been growing on me slowly - which is a very good thing (stuff that is catchy at first glimpse often doesn't pass the test of time). The haunting first track "Superluminal" alone is worth it for me of course, but the more I listen to the rest, the more I like the entire album. Favorite track: Superluminal.
Richard Gürtler
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Richard Gürtler Even if drone based, still richly illuminating, but always powerfully complex and deeply immersing. Broken Harbour is undoubtedly another enormously vital addition to already impressive Canadian ambient scene, mostly represented by artists from Toronto, London and Vancouver areas. Great stuff, you can be really proud of it, Blake!!! And keep on droning!!!
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Just over a year since the landmark 'Gramophone Transmissions', Broken Harbour returns with a new hour-long ambient journey. ‘The Geometry of Shadows’ marks another stylistic-shift from previous releases and is almost entirely synth-based. Initially inspired by the concept of faster-than-light communications over galactic distances, the original material for the album was recorded under the title of ‘Ansible’ in late 2009. After a 14 month break from recording, the material was reworked, re-recorded, and recycled over 9 months in 2012 until no trace of the original material was actually used. This new version of ‘Ansible’, while retaining the spirit and atmosphere of the original recording, shifted the focus to the interplay of light and darkness, both physically, metaphorically, and spiritually, necessitating a change in title.

The original idea of superluminal communications however, still threads through the aural landscape, as echoes from the past and future over astronomical distances that we simply cannot comprehend.

These ideas: light and shadow, past and future, distance and time, informed the creative process and inspiration of this album.


released October 5, 2012

Music by Blake Gibson
Mastered by Peter James
Artwork by Kati Astraeir
Design by Steve Brand



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Broken Harbour Edmonton, Alberta

Broken Harbour used to be the pseudonym for Canadian Ambient musician Blake Gibson. The project ran it's course from 2008- 2015, but this page remains to preserve the releases. There are still some physical copies left, and I am alerted each time someone makes a purchase. Downloads have been made free now the the project is over. ... more

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