Boomkat Product Review:
Written and pieced together by Ostermeier last year in his hometown of Baltimore, this seven-track mini-album is given that extra helping of polish by Taylor Deupree, who mastered the recordings. 'Window Frost' starts the album off with the brittle, processed sound of footsteps tramping through gravel or frost (given the title, I'd be inclined to guess the latter), only for disrupted piano phrases and droning, low level sound waves to punctuate the mix. All this invites comparison to Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto's series of collaborations, but the similarities are fleeting and avoid retreading the territory marked out by 'Insen' and the likes. 'Lakefront' is a more tranquil and minimal affair, featuring piano chords that seem to hang in the air for lengthy intervals, surrounded by backwards-looping granular flickers and sustaining tones. After these sorts of tentative steps, 'Recollection' seems to make more overtly sentimental strides, combining the mournful sounds of the piano with synth string passages and occasional spurts of tremolo amp buzz. Lakefront continues to heighten its sense of drama as it goes along, hinting at a Deaf Center-style grasp on cinematic ambience with 'Competing Memories, Both Correct' while 'Lost Weekend' and (what one presumes to be its remixed counterpart) 'Lost Weekend, Revisionist History' play out the album on a real high, combining beautiful minor key melodies with ear-caressing textural noises.