Beautiful guitar playing and gorgeous synthesiser accompaniment? Complimentary spoken word samples and awe-inspiring field recordings…sound too much to ask? The Angling Loser, all about investigating the nature between casting off and the natural world.
There are several delicious moments to savour here. Take the intro to “Morning”, where birdsong, nurturing bass notes and drifting, omnipresent synth sit on the side of the boat, gently rocking your attention back and forth from idyllic sightseeing to a play with your evolutionary intentions. The closest artists of resemblance are Brian Eno, Loscil, Good Weather For An Airstrike, Spheruleus and Natural Snow Buildings. Nonetheless, The Angling Loser manages to transcend through introspection on the deep nuances of his production.
Samples of water, as would be expected with this type of theme, add a soothing New Age presence to the music, but this is no saccharine-pretty exercise in pseudo-meditation. The sounds are full of depth, the timbres of guitar rich, the tones of synth connecting to the ear like a collared dove’s elegance. If the first disc wasn’t enough, too, there is a disc of remixes, one coming from the very promising artist Porya Hatami.
“I’ve spent hundreds of hours staring at a float (…) To bring up a lovely solid theme, like living metal, from a world where nothing exists, but those inevitable facts, which raise life out of nothing, and return it to nothing (…) Nice isn’t it?”
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Elements is a wonderful journey through nature and space. Each song takes me to a different world... Its relaxing and also very groovy...I can move to it close my eyes and feel all the different sounds travel through me... Beautiful work! Å Asher-Yates