Boomkat Product Review:
The return of the mighty Andreas Tilliander, delivering the second album for John Xela and Stef Lewandowski Type imprint, gearing itself up for an unbeleivable year that will undoubtedly place it as one of the most important independent labels in the world today. After single handedly creating the 'clip hop' scene with his first album as Mokira for the peerless Raster Noton static series a couple years back, Andreas returns for his 3rd album under this moniker, finding him almost completely disregarding beats, making for his deepest and most involving work yet. Losing the need for track titles, Andreas creates a flowing organic dubby float, teeming with life like a freshwater stream. The record enjoys roughly two cycles, the first half is fuller more melodic but still deliciously minimal. Echoes of voice in the first are thrown into stark relief deep into the emotional and cathartic second phase of this album. Like maybe an updated electronic raga, this album's structure surprises through each moment. By the conclusion its great to hear the reduced dubwise swelling motion of the closing piece, the sound of digital creation gently subsiding. Like Pole's matchless 1st album in places, or Fennesz's more digital work in others, "Album" is an essential journey through minimalism that will see you captivated from start to finish.