…who would have guessed that I’m a vinyl nerd as well? Some samples from my collection…
Botany – Deepak Verbera (Western Vinyl 2016)
One of my favorites from last year, Deepak Verbera sees Spencer Stephenson’s lush, floral beat swagger distilled down to a transcendental ambience, with subtle hints of IDM and spiritual jazz, enveloping you in a rainforest of sound. Yes, that is a bacon sticker on my turntable.
Visible Cloaks – Reassemblage (Rvng Intl. 2017)
Spencer Doran and Ryan Carlile make a strange type of staccato ambient music, in a similar vein to that of Oneohtrix Point Never or James Ferraro. Subtly graceful but with an insidiously alien feeling to it as well, it’s furniture music for the levitating chrome recliners of some future civilization.