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Sublime nocturnal compositions from Amir Abbey’s Secret Pyramid, tracing a secretive route thru the shadows of modern classical, dub ether, and solemn ambient strains for his debut with the always watchable Geographic North
Recent years have seen the Vancouver, BC resident issue music on Ba Da Bing! and a handy catch-up comp with Gailur, beside production on Loscil’s ‘Equivalents’ album. His first collection of new work since 2017, ‘Embers’ now gathers his thoughts in a significant new suite that’s set to glow like a night light or localised aurora borealis in bedrooms and listening rooms across the world.
Using a typical but fairly rarified set-up of Ondes Martenot, sampler, Space Echo, two tape machines, and a computer, he develops glacially time-lapsed, hauntingly suggestive sceneries that feel like the ephemeral after-images of Ian William Craig, Deathprod or Tape Loop Orchestra.
Spend some time with this one and its misty apparitions will draw you right in.