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Ocean Floor – Four Shadows

Aphelion Editions

Ocean Floor - Four ShadowsStraight from the cultural antenna of Aphelion Editions comes this intimate sonic experience, tonally chased in whirlpooling vibrato. A treat of heat-hazed harmoniums from Bristol-based Aonghus Reidy that’s woozy with a Popol Vuh of elsewheres and melodic saturations.

The opening is a slow evolving sigh of a track, an Edgar Froese-like radiance transposed into a headphonic pleasure of dissipating colours and stabbing adjectives that splatter-dance in the mind’s eye. Reflective hues that catch the imagination before pharmaceutically dissolving into a Turner-esque bruise of melancholy.

An abjuratory pull that entraps before bleeding into the music-boxed candy of the last track (and undoubtedly the album’s jewel) that kinders a waltz of lightly pinned chimes, a playful luminescence that motion-snatches at the silky emeralds of the cover art, delivers a medicating angel to curl into, dissipate away on.

-Michael Rodham-Heaps-

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