Boomkat Product Review:
Finely cultivated ambient ecosystems from Austria’s Abby Tee Lee, making a strong debut on Herbert’s Accidental with a co-release of their ‘Cohabiting Species’ delicacy - think Automatisme meets Wanda Group.
‘Cohabiting Species’ marks Abby Tee Lee out as one to watch for a filigree blend of field recordings with ambient pads and fractalized offbeats, as previously heard on sides for Austrian label Shash.
This one picks up in similar, liminal terrain with extra subtle transitions between textured location sounds, patches of sloshing rhythms and phosphorescent pads that seem to time stamp it around dusk, as the sounds of nature pick up with dying light and nimbly creep into Lee’s subtle detailed artificial backdrops, eventually shoring up in distant keys and causing one to ponder how the chuff they got there. It’s not an unwelcome sensation.