Boomkat Product Review
Lieven Martins parts the veils of consciousness and invites us into his divine world with 'Canto Arquipelago' for Underwater Peoples Records. Borrowing and sifting through elements of musique concrete, new age ambient and library music, he sketches almost-tangible scenes of incredibly lush, hypnotic beauty, sweeping us from field recordings to cannily surreal synthesis thru pockets of exquisite exotica and ancient-sounding percussive rituals with breezy effortlessness. Lieven elucidates further in Fact Magazine "the Azores [islands], a remarkably beautiful volcanic archipelago that lacks very little by way of inspiration. Once an island gets born, it's a continuous struggle, a continuous dialogue, a learning, a BATTLE and cooperation of influences. The sea starts bashing on it's shores. Erosion starts the complete demolition of the island. But at the same time, sun and sea give birth and food… Archipelagos have a heavy rhythm." Check the samples and all will be clear. Recommended!