Jason Barty – Montana #downtempo #glitch #ambient

If this morning’s point of reference was Bonobo, this afternoon’s is Boards of Canada. Scotland’s fine electronic exports are also a much feted influence, albeit many don’t reach the bar they set. On Montana Jason Barty (despite being from South Africa) uses BoC as a stepping off point, rather than a destination. The track has that organic but fuzzy feel of BoC with a bit of background found sound. But it’s a more IDM experience, happy to add more machine influences alongside someone reciting numbers. The whole thing is deeply reflective. It doesn’t look out into Big Sky Country, it looks more inwards and down. It studies its shoes with an unnerving intensity, rather than the sky. And it’s the more beautiful for that.

From the album To Be Here

~ by acidted on August 20, 2018.

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