Thursday, May 23, 2024

Temporal Waves - Temporal Waves [People Places Records / Linear Fade Records]

Released as a conjunctional effort between People Places Records and Linear Fade Records on April 12th, 2k24 is "Temporal Waves", the debut album of Shawn Mativetsky's project of the same name which sees the Canadian tabla player, composer and generalist of many trades embarking on a new musical journey. Over the course of fifteen pieces and a total playtime of 63 minutes the Temporal Waves firstling presents a probably long overdue take on electronic music, fusing several layers and sonic variations of Mativetsky's tabla performance with (Neo)Cosmic leaning synthesizer movements and mystical atmospheres, in pieces like "I Remember" backed by heavy, yet electronically programmed Rock rhythms which certainly are able to set so-called ChillOut floors in motion whereas intricately arranged tracks like "Sprawl Twilight" bring forth a scenic, widescreen panoramic variation of Ambient probably set to evolve into a staple in sets played by genre masters like Mixmaster Morris. Furthermore pieces like "Eclipse Of An Urban Dystopia" seem to draw influences from both 80s Synth greats like Jean-Michel Jarre or Tangerine Dream and contemporary Bass Music in its most epic and scintillating form, "Cyclotron" turns out to be surprisingly innocent and would probably make a great theme for an anime series yet to be made due to its slightly 8bit leaning main motif whilst "Luminous Objects" offers more of a deeply enchanted atmosphere unfolding over tabla polyrhythms and "Data Cassette Sunrise" even brings forth an uptempo amalgamation of driving tablas and a certainly Waporwave-informed aesthetic just to name a few. Defo one of the most intriguing ChillOut albums we've come across in a while. Highly recommended!

Album artwork on Instagram!


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