The slow evolutions of Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe (AKA Lichens) and Ariel Kalma are curling my head to perfection, all long sustains and modular gurgles mingling gently with the environmental ambience of aviary tweets, bubbling brooks the call of the wild. The saxophonics climbing through most tracks like a waking body stretching in span-like evocations, coupled with the blissful smoothness of simple melodies that would make Popol Vuh blush. The more you listen, the less aware you become of the tick and tock, the churn of reality disappearing as you slip bio-rhythmically into its meditative space.
FRKWYS Vol. 12: Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe & Ariel Kalma – We Know Each Other Somehow by Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe & Ariel Kalma This is a must for all you headphone
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To accompany their release of Ariel Kalma‘s An Evolutionary Music, RVNG Intl. have put Matthew McGuigan‘s documentary about a day in the life of Kalma online
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Ariel Kalma first came to my attention after snagging myself up his 0smose re-issue some years back, a startling re-imagining of ambient music from 1978 centred round the rainforest sounds of Borneo, a strung-out beauty well ahead of its time, and a revelation I was happy to hear more of. Now fast forwarding to 2014, the New York RVNG INTL. label have just unearthed a perfect prescription to enhance those otherworldly vibes, a 17 track, two disc epic that glimpses into the Kalma soundscaping of the Seventies. A document that attempts to throw light on his Kalian approach to the notion of ambient, his desire to suspend your disbelief or extend it on the tensile drop of rain from
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