Boomkat Product Review:
Three decades since it was pressed (and sold over 100,000 copies), the sonic sisterhood of Bird Records present a lavish and timely reissue of Suzanne Ciani's oneiric debut album.
We'll let the "Delia Derbyshire of the Atari generation" elucidate: "Originally released exactly 30 years ago, Seven Waves was my first commercial album. It took two years to complete and was first released in Japan in 1982. Seven Waves is special for me because it expresses my love for and fascination with early electronic instruments. With this album I blended my classical-romantic sense for melodies with the astounding possibilities offered by electronics. Because most of the instruments on Seven Waves no longer exist, this recording is a historic footprint in the evolution of music, unique to its time yet still valid today" - Suzanne Ciani".
Clapping ears on it for the first time - and after hearing the Dead-Cert and Finders Keepers' reissues of 'Voices Of Packaged Souls' and the 'Lixivation' comp - we'd be inclined to agree with her; this is the most accomplished and beautiful Ciani record we've heard. The atmosphere is sublimely sanguine, rendered in a spectrum of pink, purple and crimson hues and paced with the lushest, neo-tantrik intentions for use in all kinds of bedroom settings. It's hugely recommended to the lovers and the dreamers...