SANTOS, MICHAEL - MEMORY MAKER (CD)


"Michael Santos is a London-based artist who has previously released on U-Cover, Benbecula and the excellent French label Baskaru. The use of static and white-noise elements within drone works is nothing new, yet what struck me was his ability to integrate static and noise under the skin of these deeply melodic tones, imbuing the structures with far more depth than I am used to in the genre. Static is such a strong element in his work, The Wire no less, even described listening to Michael's music as 'being drunk in a beehive'. Yet apart from the sheer depth of the work of course, is the fact that through simple guitar and sine wave generation, 'Memory Maker' carves out something that is at once micro-elemental and yet really quite grandiose. From the first slow clicks that open the album with Alphaville, to the giant crescendo of Slowdance, ending with the beautiful thinly crusted melodies of Hollowing Out, it's quite some journey. It's about as beautiful and intelligently made ambient music as you are likely to find, a kind of urban soundtrack if you will." (label info)
in stock | UK| 2010| HOME NORMAL | 13.90


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