One of the brightest revelations of the year 2017, ambient music newcomer Phil Struck returns with his third album after a pair of arresting releases on LL.M. and Quiet Time. Hitting the streets tomorrow via Ana Ott, the otherworldly ‘NNO‘ further confirms the unparalleled power of immersion and enrapturing beauty of the German producer’s sound as it runs the gamut between slo-mo electronic laments, left-of-centre tape loops and multi-textured soundscaping.
Reminiscent of Benoît Pioulard’s heart-rending music, our premiere ‘Balanc‘ ushers its listener in a world of brittle nostalgia, traversing a wide-spanning range of moods and nuances with the most delicate of touch. Vibrant and sorrowful, its subtle interplays of light and shade tell a tale of nascent spring, each piano note piercing through the frozen surface of a snow-capped meadow and reverberating warmly to reveal its sleepy verdant sloughing. Another haunting gem from a name to remember.
NNO is released via Ana Ott on 23rd February, pre-order a copy from Bandcamp.
A5. Am Eck