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    Echologist – “Storming Heaven” – [Prologue Music]

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    I dug the dubbed out Echologist (great name btw)
    “Subterranean” release 2 years ago. Brendon Moeller
    returns with a much more thumpy release; the cooling
    aquatic sound washes take a back seat to the bass.
    I miss that sorta Basic Channel splash, here between
    the 4/4 it trickles in, but the sounds feel kinda
    like styrofoam squished in my ears as opposed to
    submerged aquatics. “Stepping Out” has that sort of
    head underwater in the bathtub feel with a drifting
    beat and shards of faux cymbals. “Tricks of the Shade”
    has nice dark buildup and then rides a hoverbus
    through a gleaming chrome city. Knob twiddling filter
    clip is used a lot through-out. “Deep Fried” clips
    those filters through phases, but has a nice teeter
    totter rhythm. In general, a primary beat is locked in,
    while his electro-noodlings on top of it carry the ears
    off the dance floor. “Lost” is a kind of digital flower
    blossoming in the midst of more starkly synthetic and
    insistent creations. Moeller, left South Africa years
    ago for NYC, following in the steps of the cover icon?
    -Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on June 6, 2014 at 6:52 pm
  • Filed as A Library,CD
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