Compared very favorably to the Forest Management 2019 masterpiece “After Dark” andarctica’s album Sand (The Wandering Place) for Elan Vital follows a similar thesis. Orcehstral sounds, tape delay and granular synthesis erode and decay fragmented mantras that appear and recede into the ether of low cloud ceiling drones. Each pass the source material is changed a bit more, audio fields sanded down to a refined point – a singular movement of sound stripped of all else but it’s basest components until just an impression is left. Our memories work the same way, a fuzzy picture-of-a-picture is burned into the core of who we are, even when the proper nouns slip away from us. 

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