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ILTA HMR - Saivo

Format: LP
Label & Cat.Number: Sloowax 006
Release Year: 2017
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €18.00


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"Addendum to the sweet batch of Timo Van Lujik-centred LPs (Af Ursine, Elodie, Lumine) newly in stock this week, Saivo documents The Belgium-based Finn farther exploring the heavily psychedelic duo, Ilta Hmr alongside Bart De Paepe (Sylvester Anfang II, Bokrijk, Charles Vgele) for De Paepes Sloowax - an offshoot of the prolific Sloow Tapes label.

The scope for Saivo is perhaps more dilated than Van Lujiks trio of new releases, and somewhat closer to the electro-acoustic wanderlust of his Af Ursin project thanks to the a mutual sense of trippiness that wed also associate with De Paepes work in Sylvester Anfang II. Essentially the pair divine a sort of pineal alchemy inside, gingerly approaching from stereo extremes to frame a widescreen, lysergic sound between the eyes and around the head with beautifully illusive and elusive mixing treatments.

They first draw us in with a magickal shimmer of percussion and keys in Spektrin Huntu before seamlessly segueing into the ascendent kosmiche trajectories of Sielun Ankalo, then following the spirals of Tuoksuva to the lense-smearing astral creme of Kynttilnvalon Jumalat and the bifurcating raga drone helixes of Kuvitteellinen Alkuper at the run-out.

That all appears to be a sort of mental preparation for the steepest leg of the journey, the summit of Thdenlentoja on the B-side. Freed of time restraints, here they really billow outward and upwards, buoyed by updrafting strings and angels breath harps to a pinched highpoint where oxygen is in short supply and depth perceptions become warped, intangible."
[boomkat]