Ex Confusion is Atsuhito Omori’s project devoted to hazy melancholy ambience, and sixth album I Remember When maintains the sound, style and quality of the project’s output to date. It’s a very particular sonic formular, but boy does it deliver. Includes a track in collaboration with Benoit Pioulard. On n5MD.
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[*sings, in a minor key* Ohhh, twinkling ambience… where have you been these past few months, oh reviewer…]
Mostly listening to noisier music than this, I’ll admit.
Well, I’m back in the chair in this corner of melancholy (but not doom, oh no that’s entirely different and reserved for occasional Mondays round here).
So here’s Ex Confusion’s latest disc on hallowed ambientsters n5MD and it’s a hazy one. Beautiful shapes emerge from Atsuhito Omori’s machines (laptop? Guitar? Effects?) Yes, all of the above… probably. It’s already Omori’s sixth full-length outing as ‘Confusion and you know what, it shows; this is very proficient, deft and skilful stuff. Shifting tones reverberate and shimmer like the last few rays of late afternoon sunshine (or the glowing embers in your real fire… ok then, yearly bonfire)..
But it’s that lovely, sweet melancholy (that word again) which permeates these translucent layers of sound -- it shines through like a faint beacon of hope in a desperate, chaotic world.
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