Boomkat Product Review:
Berlin-dwelling Japanese artist Masayoshi Fujita returns for another album as El Fog, here combining beautiful, warm glitch-flecked electronics with jazz-influenced phrasing and instrumentation. Some of Rebuilding Vibes comes across like a super-glossy take on Jan Jelinek's deconstruction techniques, taking apart deep, soulful source recordings with a scalpel-like level of precision. Vibraphone motifs and granulated rhythms all come into play, making this a relatively economical but massively immersive listen. Every individual piece sounds like a smaller part of an over-arching, unified whole, and while on paper the constituent parts of 'Marz' and 'Space For Rebuilding' seem similar, you'll relish the chance to languish in each track's shifting soundscape. Rebuilding Vibes is also notable for its deft engineering: Progressive Form veteran Aoki Takamasa mixed the album and Pole's Stefan Betke mastered it, meaning that the record could hardly be more finely polished.