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"Sand (The Wandering Place)" is the third release of the ambient music project, andarctica. Four meditations on memory, the album consists of fragmented mantras, repeated as they decay over time. Using a combination of granular synthesis, orchestral sounds and tape delays, Sand is the act of remembering itself: with each recollection a memory changes, and as details blur and faces fade, one finds a certain comfort in forgetting.
andarctica is the ambient music project of Brian Barth. Based in Amsterdam, he crafts flowing, persistent pieces that combine orchestral and electronic sounds with field recordings and manipulated tape textures. Drawing inspiration from artists like Rhucle, Celer and Mnemonic45, andarctica uses slow-moving patterns and melodies in combination with full-frequency layers of sound to encourage moments of quiet focus and induce gradual auditory hallucinations.
cover design: Emma Mällinen
photo inlay: Toni Dimitrov
OUR MISSION STATEMENT GOES SOMETHING LIKE THIS
Lazy Days, Hazy Moments & Dancing to a Slower Groove