Boomkat Product Review:
Barcelona’s excellent Anòmia serves uon’s earliest entry, a 2016 split of lush ambient dynamics shared with Berlin’s Exael
Originally a tape, now on digital, ANM035 features some of the first releases by Ryan Fall as uon, a project which has recently bloomed into a cult concern with sublime 12”s for Motion Ward and more recently Huerco S’ West Mineral Ltd.
We can pretty much guarantee that if you like those, you fall heavily for the vaporous, heavy-lidded appeal of uon’s Nod and his tenderised 10 minute nocturne, Gate, while 2zax, a collab with Exael keens toward somewhere murkier, initially unsettling, but ultimately resolving beautifully.
Likewise, Exael’s solo tracks tread that fine line between pensive and meditative, with Grane sounding like an isolation tank infested by nanobots, while Held elusively feels to dissolve in your hands, ears, and Bundle lends a subtly salty, underlying edge to to ostensibly prosaic ambient dub techno.