Boomkat Product Review:
The Enmossed X Psychic Liberation series returns with a dense new session of blistering drone and smudged ambient romance inspired by the tempestuous and often clashing forces of our weather systems. Highly recommended if yr into Iancu Dumitrescu, Kevin Drumm, Lawrence English, KMRU
New Mexico-born // Berlin-based Angelo Harmsworth’s music could be said to marry the wide-open wilds of his formative US south west with an intently experimental approach familiar from his current home city. ‘Vent’ is his first for Enmossed X Psychic Liberation and is an uncompromising exploration of experimental electronics, continuing a line of enquiry from his cassettes for the likes of Opal Tapes, Total Black and Bathetic over the past half decade and more.
So while the A-side obliterates with visceral and layered drone-noise energies, the b-side finds us in wide-open, heat-hazed terrain, reflecting Harmsworth's roots in the desert landscapes of the American Southwest. The scene here is dominated by romantic swells that surge up from the shearing, chromatic dynamics of ‘Drag Net Capture’ and come to fruition over the 10 minutes of ‘Hands Like Vapor’, with its wide-eyed roil of aching, strangely physical abstraction seeming to model a chugging pressure front as viewed from afar.