A split album featuring a side-long composition each from Prana Crafter and Tarotplane, Symbiose is an apt title. Respectively crafting ‘Jagged Mountain Melts At Dawn’ on side A and ‘We Move Slowly Through The Past’ on the flip, the two pieces connect American underground electronica with old-fashioned European independent music.
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Calling all cosmos-dwellers - 'Symbiose' is the new project by Prana Carter and Tarotplane and it's a longform journey though spacerock, ambient, and beyond.
Comprising of two tracks, the album is everything you'd expect from songs called 'Jagged Mountain Melts At Dawn' and 'We Move Slowly Through The Past'. 'Symbiose' reminds me of Tangerine Dream at their washiest, all sweeping soundscapes and song structures that take their sweet time. There's more than a hint of cod-Eastern psychedelic music here with the descending guitar lines and hissy background textures. The best moments come when an element of rhythm is included such as the propulsive, syncopated guitar chords in 'Jagged Mountain Melts At Dawn'.
Next time you want to get some mates round to light incense and journey through imagined landscapes you can't go far wrong with 'Symbiose'; it's a fair old slog though...
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