Boomkat Product Review:
The back-story behind Celer's Breeze Of Roses tells of how the duo (Danielle Baquet-Long and Will Long) were holidaying on the banks of Lake Attersee in Austria when they were caught in the midst of a rainstorm. Taking shelter in a docked sailboat, the pair set about recording some simple tones generated by a mini-piano, whistles and cello. Additionally, field recordings were made to capture the sound of water buffeting the bottom of the boat and wind billowing through an open hatch. Divided into "six imprecise parts", this three-quarter hour composition was worked on over the course of two years, shaping the piece into a continuous stream of beautiful stretched-out harmony that cruises softly along a trajectory of dynamically varied sustaining tones. It wouldn't be unfair to suggest that there's something peculiarly inert about Celer's music next to so many of their drone-weaving contemporaries, yet despite the high level of abstraction, these amorphous passages often resemble the sort of music spun by Stars Of The Lid, or perhaps Stephan Mathieu at his most epic. Sterling work as ever from the duo - highly recommended.