Boomkat Product Review:
Cusp Editions really starting to show their colours with a spellbinding 2nd release of syncretic electro-acoustic folk laments coming from Clive Bell, David Ross and Richard Scott’s Twinkle³ augmented by estimable Norwegian jazz singer Sidsel Endresen.
In a marked contrast with the compellingly alien, arid expanses of the label’s 1st release, Lu Katavist’s Inburst, this side broaches a whole other dimension, eliding rustic Japanese shakuhachi and other woodwind with mineralised electronic grain and Sidsel’s subtly processed acoustic contours in slow, fizzing chain reactions.
The results are at once tangibly abstract yet, thanks to Sidsel’s free-floating vocal discipline and the haptic patter of African mbira and Finnish kantele, it lives up the label name and seems to exist on the liminal periphery between waking and dreaming.
Debris In Lower Earth Orbit’s far flung coordinates form a supernatural topography of scrambled sonic geo-locators, which seem to be constantly weaving and unpicking your magic carpet while you ride. It’s practically incomparable with most out there, save for the nether lands of Rashad Becker’s Notional Species, or the outer limits of Rune Grammofon.