Boomkat Product Review:
Ilpo Vaisanen (ov Pan Sonic) and Dirk Dresselhaus (ov SchneiderTM) reconvene Angel for an engrossing 4th studio album of brooding electronic/organic nocturnes featuring long-term collaborators Hildur Guðnadóttir and Lucio Capece.
The reductionist tonal mantras of 'Terra Null' makes use of oscillators, FX, strings and wind instruments to slow down, dilate and refocus our perception of time and momentum. In their exquisitely-crafted soundspheres, the electronic and organic halves compare and contrast respectively unique timbres in four expansive ecologies, flowing from the swelling electronic bedrock and keening acoustic overtones of 'Naked Land' down long, slippery tunnels of pealing, discordant drone in 'Monolake' and the carefully curdled 'Colonialists'.
14-minute closer, 'Quake' brings together all these elements into a slow-building growl of distorted guitars and sharp electronics that distill the essence of classic Pan Sonic within a new, startling soundworld. It's an engrossing listen - especially recommended if you're into Pan Sonic/Mika Vainio. Stephen O'Malley, Kevin Drumm, Oren Ambarchi and KTL.