A PRODUCE & LOREN NERELL
CD, Hypnos Recordings, 2011
"Intangible" is the outcome of a collaboration between Barry Craig (aka A Produce) and Loren Nerell, both known as skilled ambient composers for many years.
Composed between 2007 and 2010, the seven moody tracks on their debut album are a journey into warm textural drone paintings and smooth sequencer patterns with both an adventurous as high-tech touch.
Imaginary spheres with timeless vistas are very nicely displayed on the title track and the fascinating "Planet Atmo". "String Area" though is a short percussive outing where Mr Nerell displays his expertise on mysterious Balinese sounds, followed by the cosmic scenery and slow rhythm of "Aera 51.1".
Deep morphing and alienating atmospheres immerse the listener on the hypnotizing waves of "Lost in Transformation" while exotic and tribal elements are never far away. Tasty percussion and more accessible and lush textures make up the spacious "Meadow Dusk". A veil of sonic magic returns on the immersive drift making up the final piece "Pot Covers at Dawn".
Those having an eye for explorations in ambient sound shouldn’t miss out on the beautifully crafted ambiences of "Intangible", a vibrant sonic vista where the exotic meets the tribal and the cosmic.