WHAT YOUR EARS SAY & THE COVER LOOKS LIKE
WHAT WE SAY
The new Luke Sanger LP is a fine start for the freshly minted Balmat label. It's also a magical place of crystalline electronic tones, electro fairies sprinkling New Age midi dust on synthesized shrooms whose psychedlic spores permeate and pleasingly warp all parts of this warm & wonderful electroacoustic world.
WHAT THE RELEASE NOTES SAY:
Balmat’s first release comes from Luke Sanger, a Norwich, UK-based artist whose two decades of electronic music-making have encompassed a range of tools and techniques, from MaxMSP to modular synthesis. Along the way he has built an extensive catalog encompassing ambient atmospheres, abstract soundscaping, and more. With Languid Gongue, he puts multiple approaches into play. Experiments in microtonal composition balance out pieces in standard tunings, while esoteric electronic machines merge with familiar acoustic treatments and microphone techniques.
The result is a constellation of his signature sounds: freeform new-age fantasia; spring-loaded toytronic arpeggios; quartz-driven braindance clockworks. Drifting between consonant, almost lyrical compositions and shape-shifting textural sketches, the album drifts with the nonchalance of a sky-high cirrus cloud, and it glows as if illuminated from within. When we heard the material, we knew that it was the perfect choice to launch the label. To us, it sounds like a roadmap for points unknown.
CreditsWritten and produced by Luke Sanger.
Mastered by Pedro Pina.
Cover artwork by José Quintanar.
Designed by Basora.
Dedicated to Hollie, Betsy, Reuben, Violet and Bootsy.
©️ & ℗ Balmat 2021
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