Pocosin by Loess

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Aural silt producers Loess produce wonderful ambient album Pocosin.

There I was grumbling meaninglessly about experimental music yesterday when I should have been complaining about pretentious release write ups. Yeah, a bit pot kettle I know, since someone did once think I was Simon Reynolds. Anyhow, I’m drifting off the point. If there is a point it is that what is written can put you off stuff and you might miss out. So, take this album for instance. The accompanying blurb talks about the last ice age in North America and concludes “Flash forward to the present, and the duo of Clay Emerson and Ian Pullman may seem to have gone the way of the glaciers and all but disappeared. Instead, their signature loose aural silt has been slowly and methodically accumulating and now makes up their new full-length Pocosin” Had I stopped there, eyes rolling backwards in my head, I would have missed out. Big time. This album is up there with anything released in the early 90s boom of ambient. A gorgeous drifting, drone ambient album that never gets beyond torpor or stupor. And that’s a great thing.

Full album (comes on digital and vinyl)

Blurb:

During the last ice age glaciers slowly carved away the landscape creating mineral rich sediment. For hundreds of thousands of years melt water carried this fine-grained sediment downstream to parts of North America. In some areas strong winds carried this sediment and deposited it forming a network of ridges and dunes. These deposits of loose silty wind-blown, or aeolian, sediment are called Loess. Flash forward to the present, and the duo of Clay Emerson and Ian Pullman may seem to have gone the way of the glaciers and all but disappeared. Instead, their signature loose aural silt has been slowly and methodically accumulating and now makes up their new full-length Pocosin. Others may have no point of reference and Pocosin is a welcome introduction to the sound of Loess; in a mere blink of an eye from when they began. Pocosin will be out in February 2017 on n5MD and will be available on limited edition white with black swirl vinyl, clear vinyl and compact disc.

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released February 17, 2017
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~ by acidted on February 21, 2017.

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