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bvdub - Return To Tonglu
The fourth installment in the much sought-after Quietus series, and once again it's label head Brock Van Wey, aka Bvdub, on a supremely atmospheric, layered tip. Each of the four tracks here clocks in at between ten and twelve minutes, with similar motifs hanging and re-appearing through each of the tracks. "Return to Tonglu" opens the set immersed in the warm glow of classic ambience but soon unfurls to unveil a padded rhythm section and a succession of warm tones and samples that evolve and restructure through the following 12 minutes to almost narcotic effect. 'Always on the outside" envelops itself in a cushioned bliss of textures, strings and clipped vocal samples, sounding not unlike classic Seefeel, Shuttle 358 or even, in places, Lifeforms-era FSOL. "The Road Home" engineers a more digital percussive edge that plays off against the sedate soundscaping, bringing a more broken, glitchy feel to proceedings, but it's the ten minute closing track "It's Too Late" that completely seals the deal with a gorgeously delicate and self-restrained padded layering that's almost modern-classical in places and again in line with those Shuttle 358 comparisons that so endeared us to the last release on this label. Very lovely, and very very limited...