British ambient musician and composer Dau has released a new mini-album called Zed Zed which is out now via Panthom Limb. It was created entirely from acoustic instrumentation and real-time performances. According to the press release, The record is intimate and personal, constructed with immense care and delicateness.
Opener “Hangman’s Cricket” (the first of two tracks inspired by and named after the films of Peter Greenaway) ripples and breathes with life, every creak of its bowed guitar audible as the seagulls flying above Self’s flat. Later, “The Death of Smut” yearns with the elegiac grace of film score, its gentle chords swelling with profound longing as Self gradually nurtures the track into breathtaking eloquence. Throughout the record are pastoral textures of slowmotion prettiness softly expanding and contracting about unusual, home-made sonics and deep, lulling drones. Stirring convergences of melodic threads that weave about expansive open plains of resonant harmonies; stillness and peace underpinning vanishing moments of the everyday, captured by field recordings or coincidental background noise to the recording.
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