Phantasy – March 27th

This sounds a lot like the weather, with soft, swirling synths unfolding into grainy, industrial drone rattles that put me outside on a stormy day. Not unlike Pariah’s excellent 2018 release, Here From Where We Are, but wandering down a longer, less signposted path, each composition evokes a hypnotic bleakness that’s soothing and unsettling.

This is a gently self-indulgent collaboration between two heavyweight noise experimentalists that’s too ambient for daytime listening and too edgy for sleeping. I would suggest perhaps meditating or quietly pondering how many leaves are left on all the trees in the world at this very moment to be the perfect listening environment.

Buy: Daniel Avery & Alessandro Cortini – Illusion Of Time