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Michael Mueller Sublime pairing of works from two of the leading lights in ambient music.

The vocal flourishes from Voljic are particularly arresting; they hover in a beatiful void.

Hatakeyama's progressions of mood and chord are gorgeous. Nice to hear him working in a slightly lower pitch-range, too. Really suits his style.

So far, the FTS series of split releases has been an absolute treat; the vinyls look and sound wonderful, and are a real bargain, too.

Bring on FTS003! Favorite track: Sfär.
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First Terrace return with the second instalment of their split series, an ongoing project which sees the work of two artists illuminated in each other’s light. Built on the acknowledgement that context alters perception, the light shone by the opposing track alters the shadow cast, the effect of the other.

In answer to the forked road presented by FTS001, we chose the quiet path*. As such FTS002 is a journey softly traveled. These pieces will not leave a scar on the sonic landscape, rather glide above the tips of the reaching leaves, high on a different mission.

Vida composed her pieces to be absorbed in complete darkness. They were exhibited as part of the project In The Dark in Berlin, 2016. The lack of visual stimulus enhances the listening experience, sharpens the ears. At the same time, the audience is made vulnerable, they cling to the sound as it is their only guide through this passage of time.

Chihei presents a new long form piece conjured with guitars and effected into abstraction. It is parallel in form to the ebb and flow of water over the margins of a beach, ever the same yet constantly renewed.

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released June 8, 2018

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