Boomkat Product Review:
Berlin’s lowkey ambient wunderkind follows on the promise of his acclaimed albums since 2018 - solo and as half of OCA - with a completely lush study in Vibroacoustic therapy intended to help his parents sleep better.
The hour long suite stems from Florian TM Zeisig’s rare visit to his parents’ gaff in rural Bavaria a few years ago, where he discovered they had been using a vibroacoustic mattress - a mattress kitted with transducers or speakers - to aid them in getting some quality kip. Being a good lad, Florian wanted to help his parents in their quest, and spent the next few years developing this soundtrack; a serene 60’ of music resting on a rich bed of layered sub-bass frequencies that surely beckon users to the horizontal.
Most sensitively tending to this premise, Zeisig takes his role with requisite amounts of conceptual seriousness and gently witted pathos that have come to define his work, as on the critically acclaimed OCA album ‘Aging’ with Yo van Lenz in 2018, and in 2020’s deeply charming ‘Coatcheck’ soundtrack for cloakroom assistants. Working within the “vibroacoustic” framework, his results are typically gorgeous and user-friendly, playing into the space between new age ambient music’s putative therapeutic purposes and its well intended pseudo-science, with a warmly sublime conception of classic ambient music that beautifully resonates with records from Eno to Space Afrika and Midori Takada.