“Rhizophora” is another atmospheric and overall deep ambient recording by Stephen Parsick, again released as a very limited edition.
As the live performance didn’t work out as planned, Stephen decided to “rework” the original patches and electrix repeater loops in his home studio in December 2008. To them, he added the sonics of the Prophet 5, the Emulators, and the Wavestation in order to come up with some new textures and timbres of unearthly beauty.
The very quiet and pleasing outcome are ten blended tracks of moody drone and soundscape music, atmospheric sounds (surf and crickets) and occasionally some gamelan. The dense, slowly morphing textures of “Caldera” and “Gunung Krakatau” realm in the same sonic territory as Mathias Grassow’s „Lanzarote Concert”, but the soundscapes gain more spaciousness as “Selat Mentawai” starts unfolding.
As such, I second Parsick’s remark that „Rhizophora” is an intense musical journey visualizing the heart and culture of Indonesia. It’s extremely slow, deep-listening stuff simply making time dissolve. Nice job, Stephen!
You can see what reviews I have done of this artist on the Stephen Parsick artist page