MICHAEL TANNER & ALISON COTTON - MICHAEL TANNER & ALISON COTTON
reckno 2016, edition of ?
"Beyond the field that is watered with tears, in the forest where the fog never clears, past the tree that grew like a broken finger, behind the waterfall, to the side of the natural alter, there is a room. In that room, behind the bookcase, on the middle shelf, standing alone, is an unnamed book that contains no words but the key to the door to hell...these recordings sit between the levitational glow of Michael's 'Witch Elder' and the stately neo-gothic duskiness of the Left Outsides yet there is a more sombre mood present here: these pieces drip with dark magic, old time religion and anti light." - RECKNO
exquisite longform dynamic ambient work with some correlation to STEVEN R. SMITH's output with/as HALA STRANA and ULAAN PASSERINE but with a minimal / modern classical centric approach - elegant layers of violin, heartfelt motifs, soothing fermatas and subtle syncopated phrases, like a more free flowing STARS OF THE LID supplemented with a mystic drone folk flavor that kinda recalls RAISING HOLY SPARKS / DAVID COLOHAN - side two dives even deeper with a nineteen minute sidelong epic entitled "floodplains" which to me kinda sounds like TANGERINE DREAM's ZEIT righteously reinterpreted by OJERUM - this one's gonna be stuck in heavy rotation for a while