Boomkat Product Review:
New age pioneer Suso Sáiz meets his acolyte Suzanne Kraft in amniotic harmony after Sáiz’s turn starring Fennesz, and cult acclaim for his lush retrospective of rarities on Music From Memory.
Now bathed in Kraft’s signature, lissom sound design, Sáiz’s guitar strokes are gently refreshed for a new wave of ambient lovers who’ve arrived here over a generation after he emerged as a visionary new age guitarist with La Orquesta de las Nubes and the Música Esporadica project. Between them, Saiz and Kraft pick up the baton for a 4.1 world music and follow their nose from the ambient tendrils of ‘Smoke’ to the settling silt and angelic pads of the title track in mesmerising turns.
Erring to the salient side of new age floatation tank styles and shy of more salacious massage parlour vibes, the album drifts between pieces lead by Sáiz’s guitar, at best in the Recihian phasing with Kraft’s keys in ‘Nunca’, and smudged deep into the billowing ambient techno fabric of ‘Beloved Din’. But it’s really at its best when they come together in the album’s denouement of slightly bittersweet, deliquescent dissonance on ‘The Weak Wheel Of The World’ recalling Fennesz or Jim O’Rourke in its quiet lushness.