Boomkat Product Review:
Sublime offerings from BvDub's Quietus recordings, introducing an album of ambient drifts and cinematic scores from Tetsuya Nakamura's Arc Of Doves project. Although producing since the start of this decade, 'Impressions' is Nakamura's first full length album, and a set informed by his background as guitarist in many experimental bands while based around sound structures of minimal dub and a sincere love for the work of Brian Eno and Harold Budd. 'Impressions' is also a fine delicacy for anyone that swooned over Brock Van Wey's recent album, creating the same luxuriant ambience while stirring in trickling pianos and shimmering guitar hazes to great effect. Running at nine tracks deep, the album has an impressive scope, covering blissful solo piano modes in thrall to his heroes (whom you may also recognise inspired the artists name), to a submerged climax on the post dubstep and electronica breaks of 'Arabesque'. The mood of this set is warmly personal and fits perfectly with the Quietus aesthetic of lovingly hand crafted items to make you feel as nice as they do. Fans of Budd, Eno, Steve Hitchell or Rod Modell will love this - just be warned - this album is available in a strictly limited run of 300 hand-numbered copies only for the world.