Listening to KaleidoSound is like watching time and space unravel into the ether of expectation. A strangely beguiling yet wonderful explanation of the fusion of particles floating, charging throughout the airwaves as elements reach into the darkness, grasping at the light, acting very much like the damaged reflection of this year. That holy/ unholy alliance is all the more evident on this latest selection of pieces evoked from the mind of R. Cleveland Aaron, who again hints that he may be in possession of some knowledge which the rest of us don’t. I’ll avoid the word cinematic as this isn’t. It is much more picturesque that that, much more blissfully explosive. Much more in a place of its own definition, breathing outside of most else classified loosely as Ambience, or that music which revolves around the sound of itself. Listen to the exquisite Tetrahedron of Forever (co-created with producer Elliott Ferguson) and its temptation of undulating rhythms generated greedily by emotionally intense electronics, leaving you to dangle somewhere in-between joy and pain, while its final breath of synthesized sound is further realised as a brutally exciting experience. Equally this is about divergence too and there is a homely, serene feel like warm water to Gradualism. Next, the pulse of drumming (Detroit traversing Düsseldorf) ads yet another piece of the jigsaw on this occasion to Hexapod. And by the time you end up at the completing Where to Next you are left with you are left with a complexity of questions answered.
Release: December 11
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