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Aussie composer Madeleine Cocolas follows 2020's Room40-released "Ithaca" with this widescreen vocal ritual - like Grouper or Juliana Barwick timestretched into vaporous traces of smudged ambience.
'Nebulous' is like an abstract reflection of Cocolas' previous release; the more defined elements of that album have been stripped back leaving just smoky vocal passages and cautious organ drones. The track begins slowly, and Cocolas turns her voice into gentle pads, looping wordless coos and singing tones over the top. It reminds of Lyra Pramuk's excellent "Fountain", but comes with an additional layer of grit.
Eventually, the vocal drones mass into a cloud of echoes, before petering out and disappearing completely, leaving only bare organ tones. These spiritual resonant drones carry the track's central movement, and sustain for a few minutes before Cocolas' vocals rise from the ether once more. Gorgeous.