Bloom in Rust

A metallic clang of subterranean ambient and noise.

Originally released on Rusted Tone Recordings in October of 2020.
Mastered by James Edward Armstrong
Artwork by Chance Dibben

BLOOM IN RUST’ is the latest album from SELVEDGE, the dark ambient and experimental project of Kansas-based musician Chance Dibben. Throughout the album, Chance explores twisted synths, bubbling textures, and metallic percussive elements. There’s also extensive use of the stereo field, creating an immersive, and at points, unsettling listening experience.

‘BLOOM IN RUST’ arrives at a time when the seasons are changing and the nights get longer, soundtracking an unavoidable descent through dissonance, distortion and deep, rumbling drones.

Chance started working on this album back during the spring and summer months of 2019 with the intention of making something lighter. As summer faded to autumn, the album gradually became what it is today. Thematically, ‘BLOOM IN RUST’ is inspired by the idea of journeying through the mantle of Earth.

“Shadows lurk in the music of Selvedge, the solo project of Kansas’ Chance Dibben. His synth sounds and samples are often shrouded in darkness, as if he’s working behind a curtain and we only hear the parts that happen to slip out. Luckily, a lot does make it into view: waves of thick tones, thatches of rattling percussion, and static-laden textures all pop up on BLOOM IN RUST, becoming clearer and brighter through repetitions” – Marc Masters, The Best Experimental Music on Bandcamp: November 2020

“Bloom in Rust, on a whole, has a chilling, jarring atmosphere akin to a dystopian future on a planet dominated by cyborgs and inhabited by extraterrestrial mutants. Chance particularly does a wonderful job at incorporating a surround sound mix throughout each of his works on the album. It has a peculiar yet mesmerizing aura that can leave listeners in a state of wonder.” – Rob Benny, On the Fringes of Sound