Boomkat Product Review:
This latest edition from the Home Assembly camp is a double-disc affair, including the new album by The Green Kingdom (aka Michigan's Michael Cottone) with a bonus set of remixes, featuring contributions from the likes of The Boats, The Declining Winter, Part-Timer, Fieldhead, Northerner, Inch-Time and Bvdub. Mastered by Taylor Deupree, Prismatic invites plenty more comparisons with the 12k label's discerning microsound agenda, presenting whirled electroacoustics and quiet, melodious drones across forty-five wonderful minutes. It's easy to get bored of this sort of sound nowadays - the sheer volume of material like this coming our way at the moment is just staggering - but while it's playing, Prismatic feels like the only micro-ambient record you need ever hear. It's an unwaveringly lovely piece of work, produced to the highest standards, and it really doesn't matter that you've probably heard these sorts of crackly, tuneful laptop tones and processed bell chimes several times before, The Green Kingdom manages to make this stuff sound like fertile territory, at least for a little while. 'Claude's Ghost', 'Wetlands' and 'Bonfire [Tec]' are all especially good, each getting that all-important balance between harmony and texture just right. The hour-long, ten-track remix collection serves as a great bonus too, with particular highlights coming from the Burial-esque Northerner take on 'The Largest Creature That Has Ever Lived' and 'The Declining Winter's violin-laced take on 'Woven'.