Josiah Steinbrick – Liquid / Devotion & Tongue Street Blue
Label: Hands In The Dark – HITD 053, Full Bloom – FULL BLOOM 81-01 Format: Vinyl, LP, Album Country: France Released: 18 Sep 2020 Genre: Electronic, Folk, World, & Country Style: Ambient, Experimental
Enchanting, multi-instrumental concoctions from Los Angeles-based composer and artist Josiah Steinbrick with his second full length Liquid / Devotion & Tongue Street Blue.Striking the perfect balance between organic and electronic elements, Steinbrick melts-down vibrant FM synthesis, hypnotic percussive passages and more classic instrumentation, weaving it all together into a relatively easy-going but totally encapsulating inter-referential tapestry that manages to touch on (intentionally or not) various shades of traditional ethnographic musics whilst maintaining a remarkable sense of cohesion and mood.There’s lilting, ambient passages, trance-inducing Gnawa motifs ‘Heyloo / Snakeskin’ and a Balafon skit ‘House Tears’ that lines up different movements of opiating, insistent rhythms and shimmering, lustrous synthetic melody that basks in same sorta muted exotica found in Romeo Poirier’s recent killer on Sferic and with the similar ability to magically transport us away to foreign, less Covidy places. An effortless trigger for memories and the ideal music companion for NOW.Recommended.. (Mint / New).
Tracklist A1 Blue Age 01:16 A2 Heyloo / Snakeskin 04:09 A3 Full Bloom 02:37 A4 2XQ 02:19 A5 House Tears 02:08 A6 Interior Districts of the Spirit World 03:34 B1 Nemi 03:10 B2 Hybridise 04:11 B3 Touch III 04:24 B4 Drip In Your Footprints 03:09 B5 Vivid / Tile Vid 03:30 B6 Moonglow 01:38