Boomkat Product Review:
London’s premier new age and ambient music social, New Atlantis, have put together a 14 track compilation as the first release of their new label inc exclusives from Yamaneko, Talbot Fade, Throwing Shade & Deadboy, Webstarr, India Jordan and more...
New Atlantis - Vol.1 is a sublime survey of London’s premier, eponymous new age and ambient social, hosted by India Jordan and Deadboy out of the Rye Wax basement and on air at Radar Radio since 2015. Revolving 14 crystalline pieces from the hosts and their pals, and including Sign Libra’s amazing choral cover version of R Kelly’s I Believe I Can Fly among its mirage-like treats, their squad portrait-come-compilation arguably offers one of the sweetest new ambient suites that we’ve heard this side of Pan’s Mono No Aware set in 2017 thus far.
Clasping properly lovely pieces from Yamaneko, Throwing Shade, Coral Riff and many more, it’s the kind of gear you’d imagine Graham Hancock to check in downtime between excavations and doing Indiana Jones impersonations, offering a beautiful, optimistically spirited collection of (mostly) beatless structures and hyaline harmonics as perfect for accompanying a snooze in the shade as browsing the latest edition of Alternative Archaeology journal.
Between the chromatic DMT exhalations of Coral Riff’s New World Science and Pyramid Scheme’s sweetly pickled Life Sequence, each contributor embraces the vibe with a refreshing lack of ironic distance or gauziness, rendering a pellucid and transportive set that’s mercifully free of lactose queasiness and high on wistfully imaginative, weightless suspension, cradling particular highlights in the diaphanous choral contours of See Four by India Jordan, or the deliquescent cadence of Gran’s Orgasm from Falling On Deaf Ears, and with special mentions also to Eye Measure’s soothing True Aloe; a very Leyland Kirby-like turn from Talbot Fade; and the Vangelis-like mystic synth vision of Dianetics Over MIDI from L’Ron.
For BBQ’s, commutes and long journeys alike, you can simply trust your head is in very safe hands with this one.