Appearances by Tomas Weiss and Anthony Paul Kerby is their second collaborative composition, building upon the solid foundations of Distant Shadows from Spring 2011. This new work forms an uninterrupted story of images and visions varying from bright expansive spaces to mysterious dark grounds, wind-swept caverns, and pools of pure emotional depth. Appearances is an immersive, expressive ambient release that is both lush and timeless, and will certainly reward enthusiasts of deep listening.
"Ultra deep, fantastic collection of spooked drones from Tomas Weiss and APK, the owner of the Data Obscura label. All titled as "Vision" in 1-10 format, take 5 uproots BJ Nilsen's prized searing granular drone, supplanting it onto craterous masses of unexplored phantasm atmospherics. There's a strong feeling of analogue sources - seldom are soft synths this rich in texture. "Vision 6" introduces a delayed piano, vibrating up and down like a cellphone in an abandoned poker waistcoat. That's the musky sensualism of the release talking as well - an ability to transport you into an underground room size, free of Ambient's relationship with minimalist and information obscurantism. Weiss and Kerby also subvert the broken synergy of spectrum decay - a rarity when sound is this densely crafted. Absolutely magical." (Subvertcentral)
Artwork: Jesse Harrison
released October 1, 2011
Please note that at DataObscura (Anthony Paul Kerby) we have
the full rights to the download version of this release.
The CD version is available on Musical Philosophy through
el-culto.com (Tomas Weiss).