Mondo Flockard's second solo release continues down a path of verbed-out jazz, metallic ambience and grinding electro-acoustics, in tighter and more compact forms than her previous venture on Terranean Recordings.
You're not sure where you are, sounds feel close-up and far-away all at once, with only the memory of bells and chimes keeping you in familiar territory. A driving rhythm sets in and marches you into uncharted parts of the land - bells ring and snares crack right in your ears as a guitar string rings through a misty valley and a wave of rich resonance slowly washes over. At last when things seem to slow down, the drums are everywhere and nowhere, a solo from behind a veil, whilst a spacious melody is a much needed reminder of home.
"If you want more percussion...this is one for you." ChainDLK
On strength of [New Age Tape Bath] alone, I’d feel confident asking her to invent a new form of ice-cream brick to replace the old-school Neapolitan; chances are that pistachio and coffee would feature heavily in such a concoction, along with other unexpected tastes." The Sound Projector
Honourable Mention at AvantMusic News Best of 2016
released December 15, 2016
Maria Moles - drums, percussion, guitar, electronics
Adam Halliwell - guitar (track 2)
Mixed by Maria Moles & Jack Palmer.
Mastered by Joe Talia.
I came across Tangents through listening to Ollie Browns cutting edge electronic explorations as part of Icarus and doing some further digging. I was blown away by this album, it's pure smoothness all the way through. Arundeep Chakal