Boomkat Product Review:
Beautifully designed electro-acoustic compositions from Erik Carlson aka Area C. A native of the creative hotbed around Providence, RI, Erik's records have previously appeared on a range of labels including Last Visible Dog, Students Of Decay and Slow Tapes, besides contributing to the groups Seeland, Joel Thibodeau's Death Vessel and Purple Ivy Shadows. With commendable credentials in place 'Map Of Circular Thought' is a heavily engaging set of micro-sound composition using an undisclosed amount of instrumentation manipulated from pre-recorded and live improvised forms. But, far from being another academic exercise in restraint there's a richly human feel for rhythmic texture, subtle melodic colour and a spatial sleight of hand, perhaps belying his background as an architectural designer. Recommended.