Boomkat Product Review:
A new single-sized outing from Celer, lodged between the release of their marvellous Brittle album and the forthcoming Breeze Of Roses on Dragon's Eye. This is drone music at its most effortless and enchanting - there seems to be nothing in the Celer catalogue that isn't - in its own discreet and understated way - approaching a kind of ambient perfection. Designed as an "outdoor" companion piece to Brittle, both tracks here are constituted from multiple layers of piano and cello recital, all woven in with field recordings made during Danielle Baquet-Long's horse riding trips across the Californian coastline. These sounds were subsequently processed and played back at different speeds, leaving you with something utterly abstract that sounds entirely removed from the source sounds that went into making it. The two pieces both clock in at 5:58, tying in with the band's notion that they should be mirror images, as if parallel, alternate takes on a single idea. This is such a beautifully formed package that even drone/ambient skeptics might find a way into the genre here. Very highly recommended.