Boomkat Product Review:
Post-Tim Hecker dronefuzz for you power ambient lovers out there.
'Emerging Threshold' is interdisciplinary artist Sébastien Robert's debut album and follows significant ethnographic research in Chile. The record takes its stylistic pulse from kosmische music (think Cluster or Conrad Schnitzler), but augments the rhythmic drones with disorienting snippets of trutruka, a traditional wind instrument of the Mapuche people of south-central Chile.
The result is disarmingly effective, sounding like Tim Hecker's more recent material without tipping into full-on power ambient. Rather Robert keeps things restrained, building sheets of fuzzy drone and walls of bass without allowing any element to overwhelm another.