Boomkat Product Review:
This incredible new album could have been tailor-made for these pages: its combination of warm, evocative ambience and submerged percussion directly taps into the legacy left by Wolfgang Voigt's GAS project whilst offering a fresh slant on that post-classical sound that's so rarely executed with any originality but which is here crafted with an expert hand. 'Dour's skeletal framework of minimal 4/4 kicks brings some rhythmic structure to the glistening guitar tones and nebulous surges of electronic ephemera, meaning that this is more than another drone record - there always seems to be a purposefulness and incredible emotional weight to these compositions. The presence of a rhythmic guiding hand adds a further dimension, 'At First Touch' exposing an interplay between sparse, drum-imposed machination and a liquid musical core that slowly reveals itself in bright colours, while 'Further Away', leaves a 12k-esque brand of microscopic construction that, once again, works perfectly. The beats are restored at the very foundations of the mix for 'The Sunset Passage' though, with some careful filtration momentarily channelling that sublime Konigsforst feel, topping off one of the year's first great albums. A massive recommendation = Essential Purchase!