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Boomkat Product Review:
Pausal and Olan Mill's Alex Smalley uses layers of synth, field recordings, guitar and vocals on his Umor Rex debut, producing a soothing ambient balm that actually does what it's supposed to.
We know, there are too many "ambient" records right now that want to capture the narcotic joy of an off-world floatation tank. But Smalley's 'Moments at the Re-engage' actually warrants the label, originally composed for a performance in Germany where the audience was floated in neon water while the sound was diffused through underwater speakers. It's hard to recreate that on a proper release, but Smalley does his best to sound buoyant, using drifting synths and ghostly vocals to offset his liquefied textures.
The source material was captured by the artist in Germany in the dead of winter, but mixed on Koh Phangan, an island in Thailand. Between his sessions in front of the computer, Smalley hiked through the jungle, meditating and taking part in medicine ceremonies, and this feeling is translated accurately into his sounds. Calm and restful but not without tension, it's music that forces the limbs to outstretch and the mind to wander towards bliss.