Boomkat Product Review:
“The message is very simple; think for yourself and question authority”, so says Timothy Leary in the looped intro to Joachim Nordwall’s follow-up to The Power of Repetition and two volumes of Soul Music for Entr’acte.
The iDEAL ringleader is at his quietest and most contemplative here, firstly offering Leary’s looped mantra before opening out into starkly minimal space ambient drone space where we’re implicitly encouraged to meditate on that message amid the rustle and hum of vintage oscillators and haptic scuffs.
Some half way into the piece those etheric drones begin to coagulate into a glowing aurora which glacially descends into rumbling lower registers and returning almost like a palindrome to Leary’s mantra, which reinforces the piece’s effect, and possibly implies a positive point of resolution on the horizon if only you hold your line.
As with pretty much everything Nordwall touches, this one comes highly recommended!