Rhea – Close to Moving Ice

Rhea - Close to Moving Ice  

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Rhea – Close to Moving Ice
CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Littl’ Antenna Records, 2020


For whatever reason, I missed out on this album by Belgian synthesist Mark de Wit, aka Rhea. “Close to Moving Ice” contains one 35-minute track (a sonic tribute to the massive eternal ice of Greenland) performed live in October 2018 at PostX, Merelbeke, Belgium.

The outcome is slowly evolving, minimalist cosmic music -best listened to with good quality headphones- carrying on in an almost lazy, rather bland fashion on the first 16 minutes. From there the ambient landscape transforms into something far more interesting. On the excellent “IceMotions” (a 4-star track) things start heading for the deep end: here the listener is surrounded by and dissolves into mysterious, organic-spiced aural currents and darker-lit cinematic environs assisted by some gentle Berlin School sequences. I for one would have loved more sonic ground like this final piece was covered here.

Website: Belgianneumusik.be

You can see what reviews I have done of this artist on the Rhea artist page

 

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