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Celer - Sky Limits [Baskaru - 2015]

Here’s a rather pleasing, majestic, and dramatic drone release from this long time & highly prolific US based project. The CD takes in eleven tracks that move between lush slow-mo strings based ambience, and short slices of field recordings from Japan.

The releases front cover takes in a picture of silhouetted   figure staring out of a train window at the rushing by landscape, and this is most  fitting because as you listen to the album you can almost imagine  vast landscapes & cites scapes slowly unfolding then disappearing before your eyes. The shorter field recording tracks work as brief  slices of normality/ reality; as they taking in train station noise/ chatter & noises of everyday modern Japanese life.

Sound wise it brings it to mind the likes of Stars Of The Lid, more string based work of William Basinsk, or the slower & rich cinematics of Popol Vuh - as the ambient  tracks unfold with slowed & lush  string work that is both harmonic & dramatic. This is stretched out into rich & golden sweeps & hovers of compelling & relaxing ambience, which is both pleasing yet at times slightly melancholic.

All told this is a most compelling, soothing, and richly harmonic drone release, which over the last few weeks, I’ve found myself returning to again & again. Certainly this is one of the more captivating & re-playable drone releases in recent memory. 

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Roger Batty
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