Boomkat Product Review:
Reissue of two mesmerising, ‘90s ambient house doozies, salvaged from obscurity by Melbourne’s Left Ear
Both tracks originally appeared on a 4-track 12” released by Shakti Science Records in 1995, but Left Ear has given them the space and time they deserve, cut a side a piece at 45rpm and freshly remastered for optimal effect.
On the A-side, ‘The Dawn of Birds’ is a languid pearl sloshing around on swollen dub bass and wooden percussion while the synths keen and sigh with ancient appeal, leading to a cracking Arabic drum break and back out, like Pablo’s Eye jamming with Bryn Jones. B-side, we’re utterly entranced by ‘Camels In Desert Air’, which uncannily recalls Terry Riley’s ‘Embroidery’, but looped up, filtered, and shackled to a slow house beat.