In his first album for the always interesting Village Green Recordings, Max de Wardener toys with the ancient and the modern, teasing dreamlike waves and ethereal tonalities from early-to-mid-century instruments such as the Ondes Martenot, Cristal Baschet, Buchla Music Easel and Oberheim OB6.
With a list of collaborators in the album’s credits including none other than prodigious jazz drummer Moses Boyd, it’s an inspired fantasy opus in which de Wardener melds by turns these resonant juxtapositions.
Fans of early synthesis, kosmische and ambient sounds will find much to enjoy here. Time travel has rarely sounded so compelling.
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