Boomkat Product Review:
An incredibly stylish, creepy album of nocturnal, Lynchian jazz and dread-infused electronics from Richmond, VA's Jonathan Lee aka Anduin. Lee has worked with Svarte Greiner and Jasper TX in the past, and certainly this album would sound right at home on the Miasmah label, such is its exquisite moodiness and attention to ambient detail. It's beautifully composed and executed, with deep synth drones underscoring mournful sax lines right out of the Badalamenti/Bohren school of impending doom; there are excursions too into a kind of hollowed-out ambient techno on 'The Transformation Of Substance' and rain-slicked Vangelis-ism on heart-stopping finisher 'Irene'. It's terrific stuff, with an immediacy that this genre so often lacks, recommended not only to fans of Kreng, Bohren and the like, but those too who can't get enough of the cinematic darkness of Demdike Stare and The Haxan Cloak.