Bvdub & Loscil: Erebus (CD, Glacial Movements, October 2013)

There’s a synth sound in some of Brock van Wey’s dub techno which is so organic it sounds almost human. This record is dominated by what seem to be real vocals, often abstracted to the point of sounding almost synthetic. There’s some wordless chanting, and some that might be church Latin (or might not), and some that might be Hindi (or might not), and some that seems to be English although I can’t quite catch the sense of it. Often these are densely layered with washes of strings and fuzz, although some of the most magical moments are where this all breaks down to leave just a simple piano melody. At times, it’s sparse and aetherial, at others, it’s lush and earthy. All in all, it’s a rich, varied, and involving piece of emotional, melodic ambient.

I bought this from Boomkat. They call it Electronic.

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