Return is the latest in the series of EPs that Eu La put out since July and its a fine demonstration of the idea that ambient doesn’t always have to mean sonic wallpaper (blame Brian Eno for that one). The initial impression that I got is that this is fairly simple and relaxing electronic music, but subtle nuances and textures on display here suggest that its anything but run of the mill ambient/glitch/electronics.
Its tracks like appropriately named Cloud Cathedral with its celestial (and somewhat philosophical) ambiance and guitar-driven Return (why not) that best demonstrate the peculiar mix of glitch/abstraction and melody characterizing this project.
On a Different Note:
- IHRTN Showcase Mix!
- Review – Andrew Weathers – A Great Southern City (Full Spectrum, 2010)
- Review // Kieran Mahon – Eternal Return
- Review Batch: Jeff Mercel / Cloud Diameter / VUM / M. Shutak
- Tributes – Masters of Misery (Earache, 1992 / 1997)