Sunday, May 24, 2020

Marja Ahti - The Current Inside [Hallow Ground Promo]

Released via the Switzerland-based imprint Hallow Ground on May 8th, 2k20 is "The Current Inside", the second ever longplayer created by Swedish artist Marja Ahti for the label. Catering five new compositions spread over roughly 40 minutes total playtime the opening cut "The Altitude" clocks in at 20 minutes alone, presenting a - probably part modular - take on cold, tense ever changing atmospheres and ambiance fused with Field Recordings for an overall intriguing sonic journey whereas the follow up that is "The Currents" provides more of a tender, highly detailed and somewhat ruminant experience for the attentive listener, adding intriguing bits and pieces to every looped cycle of the tunes main motif. With "Lost Lake" we see the Swedish composer touch on a similar approach with manipulated, slightly reverberating metallic objects and an Aube'esque calmness, "Fluctuating Streams" are on a calm, solemn and minimalist Ambient tip and the final piece "Sundial" amalgamates a desolate, monotonous drone with metallic clanging as well as matches and crackling fire sound for an intimate, yet also angst sonic journey. Good stuff. Check.


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