Future Predictions by Celer, the ambient solo project of Will Long, is four CDs of music made from field recordings, tape loops, a range of instruments from acoustic to digital and Foley sounds - that’s those sound effects made for film and TV. It Follows Memory Repetitions from 2018 which looked at how memory reinterprets events. Here, they seek to imagine what might happen in the future.
Limited CD box set £17.49 2A16
Limited edition, custom-made clamshell box, 4xCDs in pocket sleeves, and 16-page booklet. Mastered by Stephan Mathieu at Schwebung, and designed by Rutger Zuydervelt.
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10/10 Richard 3rd April 2020
I've been streaming constantly this for the last few days and it seems the perfect time for such soothing and tranquil sounds to help us all escape the horrors of the real world right now. Celer are very prolific and can produce a fair amount of good, but not great drone, but this falls firmly in the great category of their discography, shaping up to be on a par with William Basinski's 'Disintegration Loops' series. There are loops here too, but they remain rather than degrade, and as they worm their way into your brain they manage to lull you into a state of bliss that is both calming and all enveloping.
4 discs, 1 track per disc that last between 27 and 42 minutes. Listening to them back to back works just as well as one disc / track at a time. Difficult to pick a favourite as they are all really that good, but maybe the 35 minute 'Merita' just edges it. All in all over two hours of gorgeous music. I've pre-ordered my physical copy, and will stream away until the box set arrives. I urge you to do the same, and let such wondrous sounds help keep you sane. Absolute ambient masterclass.
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