In Albert Camus’, American Journals, he wrote a passage that spawned Amos val’s latest release, In The Afternoon A Great Event.
“...But the sky is full of a nasty haze and the sun looks like a sickness. The sea looks like an enormous swelling with the metallic brilliance of decay. In the afternoon, a great event: we pass a ship that's following the same route we are. The greeting that the two ships give each other with three grand prehistoric animal roars, the waving of the passengers lost at sea and alert to the presence of other human beings, the irrevocable separation on the green, malevolent waters-all that weights on the heart a little. Afterwards, I remain staring at the sea for a long time, full of strange and good exaltation.” -Albert Camus
In The Afternoon A Great Event existed for over two years before it's final iteration. Over the song’s lifetime, the soaring movement began to stand alone from Amos val’s previous work, as it’s venturesome development and linear qualities turn Camus’ bitter-sweet connection into a living, breathing organism, bound for discovery.
released 29 May 2015
Recorded by Amos val.
Engineered and mixed by Ben Spees at College of Wizardry
Mastered by Chris Vita at Vita Mastering.
Album art by Anthony Fusaro and Amos val.