Boomkat Product Review:
Loke Rahbek meets his label mate Frederik Valentin (KYO) on their maiden collaboration - an elegant, often ravishing suite of synth gestures where Valentin tempers the more saccharine tastes of his peer, and vice-versa Rahbek softens his jazzier angles, both helping to realise a sweeping cinematic sound with stylistic parallels found in Maxwell Sterling’s Hollywood Medieval and Japanese electro-jazz.
“As old friends circling around the same scene this is the first time they have combined their respective perspectives. The results are an ambitious aquatic infused audio environment. Recorded near water at Valentin’s studio within the vicinity of the new aquarium in Copenhagen, Buy Corals Online channels the sensual floating aspects of such environments.
“During Japan’s Edo period (1615–1868) the phrase "the floating world" (ukiyo) evoked an imagined universe of wit, stylishness, and extravagance—with overtones of naughtiness, hedonism, and transgression. Implicit was a contrast to the humdrum of everyday obligation. The concept of the floating world began in the Japanese heartland, migrated eastward, and came to full flower in Edo (present-day Tokyo), where its main venues were popular Kabuki theaters and red-light districts.” - Wikipedia
Buy Corals Online arrives as a suite of works embracing the joy of being close to something you don’t require interaction in order to experience. This enchanting aquatic infused audio hovers a sensual world rich in sensory experience. Loke Rahbek & Frederik Valentin’s debut outing conjurer's a world both sensual and abstract as it moves casually alongside fantasy.”