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Unseed is a member of the Hanami Series, meaning that this particular portion of delicate ambience is themed around nature and its transience. Øe is the project of label owner Fabio Perletta, and this album comes packaged, as all the best albums do, with some seeds from a Japanese cherry tree. Oh yeah.

CD £11.49 HNM001

Limited CD on Arboretum Records. Includes original Japanese Sakura seeds.

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Unseed by Øe
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7/10 Laurie Staff review, 10 June 2015

This lot love plants. From the label name Arboretum to the Hanami series named after the Japanese tradition of considering nature and it’s beauty, Fabio Perletta aka Øe wants to get botanical. His music drips and flows with a certain unpredictability despite a constant overall texture, and he’s not content just giving you music either.

This release, the first in the Hanami series, comes with a pack of Japanese cherry tree seeds, which presumably you plant then play the album to on loop until it’s a wonderful bush of fruit but maybe skip the ‘on loop’ lest the CD get snapped in half. How long do cherry trees take to grow? Ambient music with ambient growth. Anyway back to the music, a collection of micro snippets of simple sound flickering over the top of soothing chords slowly swelling and effortlessly changing. You can hear the foresty lushness of Perletta through these immersive walls, and clearly see him contentedly grinning at a rosebush, fingers on the keys.

Some interesting recorded clunks appear in the latter half, breaking through the warm wall which has now acquired a minor edge. It’s all pretty Biosphere, and crosses over with the Home Normal stuff too. A bit more diversity between tracks might be nice, but overall this is a lovely piece of rainforest shit that will surely soothe.



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