On Updrafts, Australian sound artist James McDougall serves up another gorgeous helping of scrambled field recordings, reconstructions, brittle textures, warm mechanisms, environmental rumblings, and a host of minute sonic abstractions and abrasions. The aural canvas is a rich shimmering, and sometimes skittering, collage of our human sound-world. Ripe with details, subtle developments, and underlying ambience, but flowing down unforseen channels like a stream-of-consciousness narrative.
Microtonal and minimal, yet often lush and so very human, Updrafts is a welling up of the sonic world surrounding us every day. It is a testament to a world heard ... but not heard.
An admirable follow-up release to the earlier Fold.
...ich wiederhol' mich ja nur ungern..... soll ich???
EIN TOLLES WERK...... wie alle anderen auch.....
...stimmig... und so UNENDLICH leise..... um so etwas geniessen zu können, dürfte eigentlich nicht mal eine Uhr ticken..... ...headkrash!!!