Boomkat Product Review:
Extremely beautiful neo-classical experiments from Kay Logan, a shapeshifting Scottish artist whose previous releases as Helena Celle and Otherworld were also blessed with a rare sorta magick like this one. Really, properly essential listening if yr into Leyland Kirby, BoC interludes, ferric bliss.
Crossing our paths as Time Binding Ensemble for the first time, Logan plays to her most compassionate, empathetic side with a humbly masterful suite of 24 parts that make for the most sublime 90 minutes of unanchored mind drift, comparable to a series of extended BoC interludes or a stained glass window imagined by Stars Of The Lid and weathered to bits.
Taking inspiration from St. Peter’s Roman Catholic seminary, a grade-listed, crumbling “modernist masterpiece” tucked away in Argyll and Bute, north of the artist’s native Glasgow, the music unfolds with a plaintive, enchanted quality, rendering an array of traditional instruments (french horn, bassoon, clarinet, oboe, violin, viola, and cello) at a gauzy mid-distance with fathomless webs of processing that makes everything prone to ample wow and flutter and coloured with a phosphorescent, twilight quality of light that we can really only ascribe to Scotland.
This stuff is highly likely to appeal to myriad chamber ambient and drone-pop romantics. Give a whirl and trust the feeling.