Boomkat Product Review:
Great listening for lucid dreamers and night flights, OCR’s ‘M’ unfurls two imperceptibly slow moving ambient tracts faithfully suspending the senses in sublime dimensions for the duration
“OCR is the second nom-de-guerre for Brian Grainger and John-Paul Kramer's collaborative work - the first being Occur, which has (thus far) released two EPs and one LP at Recycled Plastics. Existing in tandem with Occur releases will be the OCR catalog here at Psoma Psi Phi - a parallel universe reimagining of the band's work, presented as extended beatless pieces instead of their more rhythmic electronic counterparts.
This first release, simply titled M, consists of two lengthy de/reconstructions of Occur's debut EP, Drum. If Drum could be the sound of the not-too-distant past in the history of electronic music, M is the incredibly far-flung future, where life as we know it has been wiped from the Earth, and all of civilization breaks down into so much dust and empty space. M solemnly hangs in the sour air, like a burned flag sagging off of a bent ruin. Gone are the signs of life or even nature herself, with only traces of regret and sadness running through the abandoned remains. A quiet night sets over the scene, looked down upon by meaningless stars in an indifferent sky. No more warmth, fire or blood. Just this.”