Boomkat Product Review:
A masterwork of rhythm-driven ‘80s ambient experiments, Música Esporádica’s rare and sought-after sole gathering resurfaces on the highly trustworthy Music From Memory.
With 2nd hand copies going for triple figures for years, this reissue will be gratefully received by anyone looking at the more expensive, rare and collectible ends of the original ‘80s ambient sphere. In four perfectly languorous parts, producer Suso Sáiz layers and effects velvets strokes of guitar, bass and lip-smackingly silky synth pads in a lean and spacious framework of pattering percussion, all executed with an exquisitely light touch but full bodied appeal.
It’s the stuff dreams are made of for certain listeners. The six-piece’s eponymous opener offers one of the most sublime 12 minutes of ambient music we’ve heard in a while, while ‘I Forgot The Shirts’ emphasises intricate, rhythmelodic percussion at the centre of the mix, fringed by a melting guitar moire and avian vocal flights - think a miniature, syncopated Steve Reich meets ‘My Life In The Bush of Ghosts’ and you’re very close - before the golden aura and supple, rolling Bodhrán of ‘Meciendo El Engaño’ keeps it 24 carat and authentically “worldly”, alongside another piece ‘Combustión Interna’ making quite possibly the funkiest use of the trad Irish frame drum we’ve ever heard.