After their beautiful excursion into the textural domain on “Signs”, the Dutch duo Emmens/Heij shifts back to the analogue, sequencer-driven soundworlds on “Echoes from Future Memories”.
In four lengthy, structured pieces, they once again venture into far-off lands with great combos of sequencer patterns, bits of e-guitar and layered soundscapes. These again stand out due to their pleasant flow and natural evolving nature. The feeling of disappearing in time can especially be sensed in sparkling 21-minute “Depth of prolonged nature” with its captivating atmospheric entrance and lush first half, followed by more pronounced sequences and textural scapes in the second one. I especially like the melancholic vibe running through the whole piece. A lot of introspective moods and spheres also drift by in the first 9 minutes of the 24-minute title track before things are set in motion and spread their wings further.
All in all, the cosmic “Echoes from Future Memories” makes some worthy and very tasty listening.