Daniel Avery and Alessandro Cortini hinted at their collaborative potential when they released the limited edition 7” ‘Water’/‘Sun’ back in 2017 through Erol Alkan’s Phantasy imprint. The pair have been busy since then - Avery with promoting his wonderful second studio LP Song For Alpha, Cortini with a variety of projects including solo material and the group SONOIO. However, despite both having full schedules they have also found time to make good on the promise of that 2017 release, creating ten tracks together which are released here on the new LP Illusion Of Time.
‘Water’ and ‘Sun’ both appear on Illusion Of Time, and both remain just as impressive as the first time we heard them. While ‘Water’ comes off as a more blissed-out rendering of Blanck Mass’ monolithic electronics, ‘Sun’s grinding drones almost push it in Sunn O))) territory. Indeed, these two tracks act almost as yin and yang for Illusion Of Time as a whole, with the rest of the numbers here all falling broadly into one of these two camps. When taken as a whole it makes for a listening experience at once tranquil and turbulent, emotional and thoughtful - the recent film scoring work of Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never) makes for a good point of comparison.
Daniel Avery and Alessandro Cortini unite for an LP of cinematic, frequently gorgeous drones and ambiences.