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Journey Of Mind: Oil Burner tape (Constellation Tatsu, 2012)

Journey Of Mind: Oil Burner

A rather short tape from an artist who seems to prefer leaving details up to the listener’s imagination. Two seven-minute tracks of slowed, warped ambience with beats that sound like they’re being played off a tape player whose battery is just about to die, but it’s smoothed out enough so that it actually sounds like a coherent musical statement. There’s also a lot of sounds that come in waves, like piano loops that fully fade out, stop, and start up again, but again in a way that makes sense. Very faded and distant and edge-of-consciousness, and it works so well.