Boomkat Product Review:
Offthesky aka Jason Corder returns to Ian Hawgood's family of labels with an atmospheric suite of plangent piano and electro-acoustic ambience. 'Enter Off Color Tear' makes an arresting entrance, sparse keys fragrance an undecided and wide open space while closer concrète textures and lustrous drones toy with our spatial perceptions. In 'Swallow Shallow' a similar blend of acousmatic sound sources texture glassy half-melody and sighing strings, while the cicadas and hushed electronics of 'Gemutcycle' suggest a more unnerving, ghostly and nocturnal scene. 'Tight Phase Of Pollen Inertia' offers looping, almost Reichian glockenspiel phrases, drifting woodwind and low, humming bass, and closer 'Symphony For Exiting Entropies' departs to struck Gamelan-like tones and mottled electro-acoustic drones. Quite lovely.