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- + WAV / FLAC
- Includes “Falling Light” bonus CD
- Full colour 4pp booklet + inlay
- Full colour slipcase, 300gsm w-w board + embossing
Love + Light makes hay with both sides of the Daniel Avery unique aesthetic. This is a record which finds club-demolishing techno sounds softened by deft textural work, one where dreamy atmospherics are given a pulse by gentle yet insistent drum programming.
Acid inflections and thunderous techno stomps drive Love + Light forward at points. Take the second track ‘Dusting For Smoke’, for instance, a high-octane banger powered by a ten-tonne kick drum. Furthermore, the combination of grainy hauntology meeting rave atmospherics and dawn-chorus keyboard timbres that were found on previous Avery LPs like Song For Alpha remain here - indeed, these are the sounds which heighten the smoggy beauty of dub-techno joints such as ‘Dream Distortion’ and ‘Darlinnn’.
More textural tones come to dictate proceedings as Love + Light wears on. At times the record is spun out into halcyon-glow ambient-techno numbers - some of the tracks towards the end of the record have a gorgeous, gauzy quality about them. Elsewhere Avery supercharges his synthetic pads to create skyscraping textures pitched somewhere between ambient, shoegaze and power electronics - see ‘After The Fire’ on this count.
Love + Light is a record which takes in both Daniel Avery’s club-ready output and his more contemplative, ambient-adjacent work. The results are dynamic, ambitious and frequently very beautiful.
Digital Track List
- 1 London Island 5:50 Buy
- 2 Dusting For Smoke 5:38 Buy
- 3 Dream Distortion 5:59 Buy
- 4 Katana 1:35 Buy
- 5 Darlinnn 5:42 Buy
- 6 Depth Wish 1:09 Buy
- 7 Searing Light, Forward Motion 2:35 Buy
- 8 Infinite Future 6:45 Buy
- 9 After The Fire 3:00 Buy
- 10 Into The Arms Of Stillness 5:48 Buy
- 11 Fuzzwar 4:38 Buy
- 12 Pure Life 2:36 Buy
- 13 A Story in E5 4:32 Buy
- 14 One More Morning 4:24 Buy
Phantasy Sound / [PIAS]
- Daniel Avery / Alessandro Cortini / Teodor Wolgers
- Illusion Of Time (Teodor Wolgers Rework)
- Phantasy Sound / [PIAS]
- Catalogue Number
- Release Date
- February 18, 2021