Boomkat Product Review:
Dutch ambient master Hanyo Van Oosterom and Spanish artist Clara Brea reprise their pastoral ambient fusions with lush field recordings made in endangered and ancient wetlands
After lending cello samples to Son of Chi & Radboud Mens’ ‘The Transition Recordings’ in 2021, Clara collaborates proper with Van Oosterom’s Son of Chi in immersive, durational forms that render all the time and space needed to astrally project oneself somewhere much nicer, less anxious, than modern life.
Each artist brings a custom palette of field recordings, made in Ebro Delta nature reserve - one of the most threatened regions of climate change on the Iberian peninsula - and the Greek island of Patmos, to a wholly absorbing suite of sloshing hydrophonic recordings, bird calls, and sandy textures underfoot, woven with Son of Chi’s signature ambient synth diffusions and trace elements of Clara’s strings. Quite simply trust that it’s up to Astral Industries usual high standards, primed for cutting the anchor and setting yourself adrift.