"We Can Now Sleep" sees Joshua Stefane balancing a complex entanglement of modular synths and processed tapes, arranging a switchboard of destroyed voices and alien sounds with solid beams of tonal melody. The eight pieces wander various wastelands, quietly kicking at fossilized remnants of decayed cities. Throughout, there's a grasp for memories that are out of reach, impressions that are now mostly dust or shed data. It's unclear if the echoes of unfamiliar days are even real or just errant crackles rushing by in the emptiness, but the layers of obscured fragments and dark sonics blur into a compelling whole, zoning in from a place of deep isolation somewhere after time.
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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