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LOSCIL - Submers

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Kranky krank058
Release Year: 2002
Note: digipack
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €13.00

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Zweites Album auf KRANKY fr dieses Ambient-Projekt aus Vancouver, organische digi-drones die alles andere als steril klingen, eher wie eine warme Ursuppe aus Klang... mit leichten ambient-& click-techno Einflssen..

Submers is the second album from the Vancouver-based Scott Morgan aka loscil. All of the tracks are named after submarines, the final cut being a requiem for the crew of the ill fated Russian nuclear vessel Kursk. Recorded at home on computer with samples and keyboards used as sound sources, Submers is rife with source less echoes, steely surfaces and ominous melodic and rhythmic undertows. The sifted melodies are layered over muffled, clicking and pulsing rhythm tracks with an appropriately aquatic feel to the entire album. [press release]

..That being said, the actual music here is wonderful and, yes, underwater sounding. Waves of warbley tones and ringing, echoed ticks and clicks reverberate throughout. This is ambient music in its purest form. Content to remain in the background, Loscil is very good at drawing attention away from itself. None of the sound on Submers is designed to break away from the drone and provide a focal point. Rather, all of the sound is mixed together into a big tank and allowed to ferment indefinitely... [from a Fake Jazz review]