Boomkat Product Review:
New from Forest Swords' Dense Truth label - the long awaited follow-up to that amazing Dialect album for 1080p which sparked a lot of curiosity on its release in 2015. From initial listens, this one's a more occluded, gauzier and visceral affair than its predecessor. It veers from tender synth tones to distressed strings via introspective flights of fancy prone to tilt into distended techno or, when the light changes, reveal moments of genuine, heart-rendingly cinematic beauty. If you're into 0PN, Maxwell Sterling, Ssaliva, Forest Swords - this one's for you...
“Loose Blooms is the 3rd full length album from Andrew PM Hunt under his Dialect moniker, and his most raw collection yet. Inspired by several field trips to the southern desert states of America as well a trip to remote parts of the Scottish Highlands, the album was constructed in an incredibly dense sonic environment whilst living above a nightclub in Liverpool.
Made from a collage of field recordings, fm synthesiser improvisations and semi generative software jams, Loose Blooms is a weathered fossil of sound. In its shredded landscape, you can just about make out arid canyons, moonlit wilderness and the hollow echo of empty 5am streets. Conceived of both as a document of speculative-folklore, and as an attempt to communicate with the land around us- the ever mutating sounds on this record point towards an inherent instability in not only the natural world but also our relationship with it.
Whereas Hunt's last album 'Gowanus Drifts' (2015, 1080p) dealt with encroaching development on urban spaces, Loose Blooms taps into a more universal anxiety around the future of the planet and the violence it both endures and inflicts. One day our phones will be rocks.”