It’s always a treat to get in a new release from Sound In Silence. The Greek label's records always sound lovely and are presented in beautiful, carefully assembled packages. The latest SOS drop comes courtesy of Devin Powers’ SineRider project. Powers, who also goes by Hooting Everywhere and Bleepy Bloopy (among others), turns in a selection of wistful synth ambiences for Four Years Away. Imagine The Caretaker getting his hands on some Boards Of Canada LPs.
CDr on Sound In Silence. Edition of 200 handmade and hand-numbered copies in off-grey cardboard envelope with the front cover image printed on a polaroid style photo paper.
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After an (almost) impossible to count series of self released, digital-only albums with a few interspersed CDs via various micro labels, Devin Powers is back with a lovely new CDr as SineRider, via the ever attractive Athens-based Sound In Silence label. These guys have a habit of gracing us with beautiful ambience and ‘Four Years Away’ is no exception. Although, thanks to our description writer my job is already more than half done; truly this release is a feast for the ears from start to finish just under a hour later.
Powers recorded ‘Four Years Away’ at his Massachusetts home in the fall of last year -- and after all, a New England fall is the ultimate fall -- so just arriving in time for our Autumn 2018 leaf gatherings. The flow and length of the album is such that CD is the perfect format for these blissful, overlapping pieces; deep drones and vaporous synths cascade and swirl around to create misty, opaque and wistful atmospheres. Similar in sound, perhaps, to a slightly foggier bvdub record minus any beats; or if someone were to deconstruct then Paulstretch BoC’s ‘Geogaddi’.
A flood of ambient sounds which I unhesitatingly recommend you whack on your home stereo, cranked up loud, so it can envelop you as you stretch out on your comfy sofa and drift away… No flotation tank required.
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