Migrating to the Pacific Northwest after years in Chicago brought new light to Kyle Landstra's crystalline sounds. Bloom Lake represents some of the first deeply devised sounds made by Landstra in his new environment, and while it's not a dramatic reaction to some conceptually new life, you can't help but hear some clouds clearing all the same. Recorded in real time, these two side long pieces slowly braid strands of reflection and acceptance. Drifting but bright, "Love In A Mist" stirs with a kind of restrained excitement that comes at the beginning of promising times. The title track communicates a darker side of the same excitement, but in a way that again suggests understanding more than fear, growth more than foreboding.
released February 22, 2019
All tracks recorded in real time by way of a Yamaha QY100,
Waldorf Blofeld, Waldorf Micro Q, Alesis Midiverb II, and
Lexicon MX400 during Autumn 2018.
Hakobune has a ton of releases, & they're all fantastic, & they all sound really, really similar. I genuinely admire how he just does the one thing, over & over & over & over again. He's kind of like the Merzbow of ambient. Mike DeRoitr