Radiant drone works from Siavash Amini (Room 40, Flaming Pines, Umor Rex) and Saåad (HITD, In Paradisium) combining for the first time together in this lambent collection of field recordings, strings, guitar and synthesiser.
Amini's presence is perhaps best felt in the soaring, widescreen orchestration where the real and unreal is embdedded together with no seam to recognize. Saåad proffer oblique chiming notes and guitar so smeared across the horizon it's impossible not to see the curve. Together the two styles cement gracefully in calm union. 'Dragging the Harrow' pulses a Messiaenic organ line into a blossoming filter revealing increasingly plasticine detail while choristic blooms and groaning room smother. 'Calm In Resignation' is bio-spheric in detail, a globe of moving specks and hovering colour, delaying and decaying away into the void. Closer 'Ever-Newer Waters Flow...' elegantly places narrow widths of effected guitar into the spaces around the minor-slosh of a beach front / laundry room, drained of any other detail other than the presence of water.
Expectantly melancholic and obliviously gorgeous.
– Opal Tapes
released January 31, 2020
Music by Siavash Amini & Romain Barbot
Recorded between Autumn 2018 & Summer 2019 in Toulouse, France & Teheran, Iran.
Mastered by Bishop.
Cover Photography by Eddy Duluc