Boomkat Product Review:
Scott Morgan's incredible 'First Narrows' album turned many a head (including ours) with it's carefully realised blend of dubby minimalism and gorgeous windswept instrumentation.
'Plume' is his latest, again for the on-form Kranky imprint, and this time he takes the ideas explored on 'First Narrows' even further into the cinematic territory and ends up with an album which is closer to Cliff Martinez's Solaris score than Basic Channel's dubbier work.
The echoing, glitchy and soft percussion is still present as ever, but xylophone and vibraphone sounds make up the album's backbone, trapped amongst curls of static and deep, subtle synthwork. Plume' is deeper than any of Morgan's previous efforts and opens itself to you very slowly - the more time you allow it, the more enjoyment you will mine from it's rich cavernous depths.
'Steam' build up gradually out of very little, cyclic percussion rolling around deep underneath the dense chords and thick basslines, it's impossible not to let this music transport you into a world much sparser than our own. Look out of the window and into the sky and as you concentrate your eyes start to blur slightly - this is the world of Loscil and we like it very much.