New warmth on Efficient Space from the pairing of Wilson Tanner, AKA Andras and Eleventeen Eston; recorded inside the beached belly of a ’50s riverboat, the duo present a collection of gentle songs closer to Rouge library and exotica than straight ambient. Naive innocentia in the blobs and splodges which wobble and ebb, field recordings mingling with electro-acoustic blinks and whistles to render emotional atmospherics loaded with melancholy pining.
Low-key hypnogogic and retrograde dreamtime channelled through shanty-esque loops and lapping pads, we’re shown songs of innocence and experience in the charged anxiety of ‘Killcord I-III’, and the sanguine semi-trepidation of ‘Perishable’. Our select is ‘Loch and Key’; placid, optimistic and glowing, drifting Casio keys and sampled flute muse, warm in the daydream and floating under a clear seaborne sky. We twist back from the scene, the melodies folding into the subtly synthetic to realise it’s an exquisite image.
II is out July 5th on Efficient Space – pre-order here.