Boomkat Product Review:
As Chocolate Hills, ambient elders Alex Patterson (The Orb) and Paul Conboy (Metamono) play up to a fluffy conception of olde English atmospheric music
Still dreaming of gently bucolic electronic utopias while the England of younger generations slips into droog-like ultra violence and numbing torpor, it’s perhaps a blessing that they still have enough residual MDMA in their system from the early ‘90s to keep their vision sparkling and positive.
Over the two sides of ‘A Pail of Air’ Patterson and Conboy use samples of English voices to lend a perceived elegance and humour to their music that might go amiss by some. The results are a milky boomers’ dream sequence of sonic head rubs and pats on the back, connoting a sort of keep calm and carry on vibe.