3 Reviews | By Beach Sloth
Path of the Wind | Eisuke Yanagisawa
Eisuke Yanagisawa shows love for their surroundings with the surreal drones of “Path of the Wind”. Infinitely delicate the way that the pieces evolve seems to go for a meditative, fully immersive sort of scenario. By making sure that these field recordings float further and further away from their origins, Eisuke Yanagisawa makes sure that the whole of the scope works wonders in gradually weaving itself into the mind. Hard to precisely pin down, besides the obvious drone influences and environmental elements Eisuke Yanagisawa utilizes elements of classical into the mix ensuring that everything comes together in a grand stream of consciousness style. []

 

Voll.Halb.Langsam.Halt | Gregory Büttner
“Voll.Halb.Langsam.Halt” shows off Gregory Büttner’s uncanny ability to create aural universes that teem with unease. Throughout the album Gregory Büttner delves into noise, industrial, and drone. Much of the piece has an assaultive, take no prisoners approach where everything seemingly comes together in unexpected, bizarre ways. Great details punctuate the whole of the album while everything collides into a unified whole. Every single suite within the grand scope proves to be part of a larger symphony, one that feels quite vital. []

 

Sounds of the Projection Box | Michael Lightborne
Great dollops of noise create tense, anxious track with Michael Lightborne’s “Sounds of the Projection Box”. For this work, Michael Lightborne relies heavily upon the natural rhythms that the machine creates. Layer upon layer of sound comes into the fray with such majesty and grace. Even within these noises Michael Lightborne occasionally lets something more come in, the way that little melodies flicker about in mere moments. By letting these pieces gain a level of prominence within the album the whole of the work feels so visceral. []

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