Boomkat Product Review:
The long-form ambient compositions of Celer (a duo made up of husband and wife team Will Thomas Long and Danielle Baquet-Long) are effortlessly appealing; the kind of music that radiates beauty from every pore without you having to over-scrutinise its every passing bar. Taking on the conventions that shape Kompakt's Pop Ambient compilations, observing a keen sense of luscious, electronically sculpted classical romanticism, Celer seem to arrest time, casting a glacial, minimalist glow over everything they do, meaning you can hear elements of WIlliam Basinski and Stars Of The Lid in these muted torrents of sound. The twenty-six minute first piece brings together synthetic string sweeps and deep set echo, knitting field recorded location sounds into the dense fabric of it all. The effect of the sheer slowness and grandeur of it all is well worth investing time in. The second part takes up a monumental forty-minute duration, drawing on an even a deeper, darker selection of sounds than its predecessor, at one stage dipping into vaporous drones with an immense low-end presence, only to swell back into life again for a majestic slow motion crescendo. Absolutely beautiful stuff - highly recommended for followers of Basinski, Marsen Jules, Stars of the Lid etc. .