Ukkonen – Eleven Stars
Time for the last bit of electronic wonder from the absurdly talented Ukkonen. That may sound like terrible PR hyperbole. But, really, it isn’t. He’s one of the best things I’ve heard this year (previously here). A new ambient track for free download.
Ukkonen is from Finland and much of his work has that glacial ambient coldness of early Warp and Aphex Twin or Biosphere. The new track – Eleven Stars – is a bit different, in that it is a warm, enveloping, ambient dream lasting almost 12 minutes. I’ve no idea whether the Eleven Stars (number of signs in the early Zodiac) reference is Biblical. In Genesis it says: “And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me.” This has analogue sounding synths which provide the backdrop of melody and tones. It is complemented by lightly clattery drum patterns. All of which gently draws you into a state of reverie.