Material for Review - Aug. 2020
KMRU - Peel
Peel is galactic-core-strength ambient music, an all-encompassing immersion of sound, deeply cocooning the listener in its shapeshifting vortex of field recordings and glacial drones. Step inside for an emotional pull stronger than gravity.
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In the space between ambient texture and some kind of slowed dial-up modem, often arrhythmic, glitchy, nearly melodic, triggered vamping, modular synthesis vocalizations... this music seemingly is the soundtrack of a sweet, confusing slumber. Maybe you ate spicy food and fell asleep watching "Punch-Drunk Love", and so this drifting in a hazy stupor through a pleasantly disorienting Brion-funhouse of sorts, might involve an epiphany catalyzed by witnessing the goldfish flying on the other side of the window. And here's another pulsing wall, if you don't mind taking your shoes off. Crystal, growing chandelier -- it falls right off the skillet. Is it Tuesday? It's Tuesday. Is it Tuesday? Mirror. Remember to stop by the phone is ringing. Cat through the mirror. Mirror. Puma yawn. Call your mother. Over-stretched shadows. VOICEOVER: "I don't want to open an account for free. I don't want to open an account. Period. End of story." Rest -- you love hammocks. So the wind-chime (though harmonic) plays, broken and in reverse. And then you wake up and say to yourself, "What did I just experience?" I don't even own a goldfish.