Boomkat Product Review:
Following the blurry shoegaze ambience of his revelatory 'Navigare' LP for Miasmah, former Slowdive drummer Simon Scott applies his melancholy treatments to four tracks of widescreen, textured ambience for Chicago's Immune label. 'Traba' is distinguished from his debut by a swirling aquatic theme embedded in the titles and the nautical nature of the recordings. The mass of 'She Came From The Sea' is flooded with slow moving currents of darkness while at the surface we can hear lighter, more translucent tones, like hearing a calm night sky from 20 feet under. 'The Water Loop' is more subdued, shored in a wider cave space where microscopic drips reverberate across the stereo field creating a lucid tension between enormous and filigree sound shapes. The textured drones of 'Lamina' follows with a raga-like meditative quality which subtly magnetises stray wispy tones from the ether to its shimmering surfaces before irradiating itself in the final throes. We conclude with 'An Avalanche', encased in coldly muted, muffled and distant waves of symphonic movement which lap over the surface in subtly incremental drifts. We're reminded of everyone from Gas to Fennesz and many in between, yet Scott has his own sense of tenderness that makes these recordings so heartfelt and timelessly unique.