Boomkat Product Review:
Now on his third album proper, American multi-instrumentalist Aaron Martin follows up his recent 3"CD on the Under The Spire imprint in fine style, trawling the fringes of modern Americana with his layered, loop-based compositions. As ever, Martin's cello tends to reside at the heart of his sound, but additionally, undercurrents of rapid-fire banjo plucking, organ tones and field recordings build up the sonic tapestry. There's something slightly more primal - even dark - about Martin's compositions this time around, and at various points you might be reminded of the more melancholic, overlapping string figures of Hildur Gudnadottir's Without Sinking album on Touch; there's an extra added air of doomy, rustic tendencies on show here though, as exemplified particularly well by the mesmerising, slow-mo scrapes of 'Two And A Half Acres' - imagine Richard Skelton gone bluegrass if you will. Gorgeous stuff - very highly recommended.