A Kodomo single, out for a while but with such a fragile beauty, I thought I’d post. The Orange Ocean track is taken from the Patterns & Light LP which I reviewed at the start of the month. The track comes with remixes from Loscil, Anstam and Symbion Project.
The opening track is the real winner here, in the remix provide by Loscil. This is a totally horizontal ambient mix. It slowly emerges into view out of the haze, before allowing a soft piano motif to come alongside. Everything is hushed and the reverb so omnipresent that you feel as if you breath too heavily it’s gossamer structure will be broken forever. This is available as a free download from xlr8r.
After such a track the original feels almost cumbersome by contrast, that is until the synth motif gives it a neo-classical glacial grandeur. Anstam’s remix gives it a drum-based post rock feel. Symbion Project adds a welcome IDM crunch to the proceedings. But there’s no denying this is all about Loscil.