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Intense, harmonised noise swell and relief from US operator Rafael Anton Irisarri, scorching spiritual home turf with his latest Room40 release.
‘Agitas Al Sol’ is served as sibling piece to 2019’s ’Solastalgia’, recycling offuct material composed for that album into a deep burning mass of granular electronics and baked textures. Under an anagram of its sister work, it mirrors a blistering set of ambient noise arcing in harmonic sympathy, allowing the gravelly swells to breath and slosh in what the artist describes as “a deep, deep exhale”.
Between the raging romance of ‘Atrial 1.1’, the more sublime lull of ‘Atrial 1.2’, and the haunted figure of ‘Cloak 1.1’ he takes all the time needed to lets the works billow outward and induce the effect of staring into the sun for too long, before two shorter form parts close this chapter with a more intimate grip reminding of passages of The Caretaker or Tape Loop Orchestra and Basinski’s disintegrated tapes...