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https://vilod.bandcamp.com/album/the-clouds-know Was surprised to see this pop up in my inbox this morning. Instabought. Cryptic, twilight emissions from Villalobos and Loderbauer; their synthetic compound of electronics and ouroboros jazz has walked from ECM and Perlon over to Mana.Developing a sound that tends to drift along as otherworldly atmospheres and strange fusion, Vilod evade easy categorisation, even compared to Villalobos’ already experimental and genre-twisting solo minimal offerings. He and Loderbauer pull away the backbone inherent to the structure of that dance music, and The Clouds Know refines a deft and subtle musical noir built on ambient cues, sparks and claps of electricity, brushed drums, black voids and subterranean bass swoops. There's a twinkle in the eye and moments of deadpan levity, but the overall mood here is sober and introspective. Emotions run deep.Through studio mastery and an enigmatic language the album forms a fascinating sonic and sensory work with few compromises. With erratic rhythms notably submerged—techno remains as an irregular pulse in the belly of the beast—fields of crisp, uncanny detail expand greatly. Humid environments appear, dense with the chatter of synthesised insects and the gentle rain of drums and whispering cymbals, enchanting the listener in focus or sublimating into layers of ambience depending on your disposition - and the quality of your stereo field.
"With credits ranging from the Moritz Von Oswald Trio to the ambient group Sun Electric and his NSI collaboration with Freund (with whom he shares a studio), Loderbauer isn't new on the scene. Up until now, though, he's always appeared alongside other producers. It's not surprising, then, that the label describes the album as especially personal, with Loderbauer bringing the sound of many of his other projects into one cohesive work. Transparenz was improvised entirely on hardware—his Buchla and Eurorack modular synths figure prominently—without the aid of a computer or multitrack recorder. Hard Wax, who handles distribution for Non Standard Productions, has the vinyl doublepack now, which means it should be available worldwide in short order." http://hardwax.com/68913/max-loderbauer/transparenz/