Boomkat Product Review:
The 3rd release from London's Ambrosia duo, James Birchall and Sarah Faraday, is a manipulation and arrangement of visceral sounds sourced from within prohibited land in East Sussex. You rarely hear such forceful subbass sounds paired with delicate vocals and ambient textures - do check! "Pevensey NLZ is constructed from a base of environmental recordings made on the coast of East Sussex in early 2012. Wind, waves, birdsong, rock pools, micro-recordings of crustacean clusters and other artefacts of the rough coastal landscape underpin a performance of realtime-looped vocals, bowed guitars, live electronics and lo-fi processing over the work's three movements. NLZ refers to the military principle of the "No Lone Zone" - an area in which, for security or safety reasons, the presence of a single individual is prohibited. Two or more authorised individuals must be present in the zone, each must be within visual contact of the other, and each must be capable of detecting incorrect or potentially dangerous procedure on the other's part."