Jornt Elzinga is a Dutch music producer and owner of Hiraeth Records who’s been making music using the 猫 シ Corp pseudonym (that means something like Cat System Corp). For the beautifully constructed, stellar mastered “Building a better World” (10 tracks, 43:43 minutes) Jornt teamed up with producer Telepath, immersing the listener into a constellation of multi-level, highly imaginative and possible worlds. The first half is meant as a dystopia, (Los Angeles 2019 in strong Blade Runner-ish style with soft rain showers as backdrop) while the second part is a captivating sound painting of Utopia, an off-world colony existing somewhere out there.
Well, from the start one simply can’t escape from the overwhelming, rather spectacular conceptual world-building, the strong aural narrative as well as the profound dreamy perfumes and gracious atmospheres encapsulating the listener. From the title track on, lush evolving spherics really take off as we travel effortlessly and overall smooth into magnificent, vast worlds beyond with various spectacular views passing by.
One simply shouldn’t miss out on the rather amazing “Building a better World” if you A. are a fan of Blade Runner, B. like to sense some true aural magic through fascinating ambient space ports, C. like to experience profound dream-like visions of a possible future blooming to life beautifully before the mind’s eyes and ears. All in all a truely fascinating recording.
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