Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Foxy Digitalis reviews The Ley Hunter's Companion

A Nice Solstice Present:

December 21, 2011
By Travis Bird

A bit of an odd duck in the best sense, Sub Loam’s “mini-album” is a two-track, 30-minute meditative synth journey, a CD housed with a dedicated map-like poster in a 7-inch jacket. Containing two classy synth pieces, it’s an album that exalts the peculiar potential of a car trip for reflection, relaxation, and meditation. This in-car reflection always comes with solitude, and Sub Loam recognizes this and gets them out of the way, immersing the listener in the repetitive sequencer bliss of a blurry countryside passing by.

Both of these pieces are heavily indebted to certain aspects of ‘70s space and Kosmische music. “Lines In The Landscape” is a minimally changing arpeggiated sequence anchoring a hovering Kosmische-inspired theme. Although the daydream is broken rather abruptly at the end of the track, we move quickly into the equally mesmerizing “Odyssey.” This is a slightly faster sequence that features a prominent flanger effect and, again, minimal variation, until it slowly floats away.

Although it was released in time for “summer holidays,” the trip is equally comfortable listening in these winter times. Limited to 230 copies, this is a nice little document.

Dissolving Records



Wednesday, 28 September 2011

The Ley Hunter's Companion

Sub Loam's current release, The Ley Hunter's Companion (on Dissolving Records) has just been reviewed in this month's textura magazine. Those of you who enjoyed Earthern Circle, or indeed 2 and Ohr, may well enjoy this one, too.

It's available at the moment from Ultima Thule (on the racks with a couple of key influences, if you look hard enough... :) ), Fluid Radio's retail arm Stashed Goods, Boomkat, Phonica, Bleep and Norman's.


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