Boomkat Product Review:
LOTI’s love note to long summer nights in the northern hemisphere, rendered in blissfully hazy BoC-like tones, subtle field recordings and rustic, spongy grooves underfoot
The first release on Lord of the Isles’ Dusk Delay label sensitively limns the feel of Scotland’s pastoral wilds, or anywhere at that latitude, to be fair, with particular attention to his music’s atmospheric pressure systems. There’s a real synaesthetic quality to all five pieces, using a mixture of vintage and up-to-date equipment to carefully describe and evoke those phosphorescent hours between sunset and the fall of night when “the unexpected is expected” and the light takes on supernatural qualities.
In a vein shared by BoC as much as Pye Corner Audio, he settles into the vibe with the pink/white heathered harmonic blush of ‘J-Math’ while smudged, gloaming echoes of ambient jungle underline the 10 mins of scuffed dub techno psychedelia in ‘Reduct.’ At his sweetest, ‘Geoglyph’ swirls with an ancient ambient lushness, and the 11 minute panoramic gaze of ‘Edenfire’ really takes us out there, evoking all the pastoral goodness of Scotland but mercifully free of midges.