Sometimes it's the subtle, nearly invisible elements that produce the greatest beauty. Sounds that exist but are never quite present. Images that loom overhead but are indescribable. Rich minimalism that relies on each piece to form a whole. Sappington creates this environment with carefully structured melodies wrapped in layers of electronics. Summer opens like a slow, sleepy Sunday ("Airtight_Morning") that surges into gritty guitars (a cover of Pink Floyd's "Welcome to the Machine") and fuzzy analog ("Libra") by day's end. In one breath, warm, sullen vocals brush over a sparse foundation of sonic pulses and simple strums; in another, static buzz meshes mechanics with dissonance and drum loops. An "Airtight" remix by park avenue music's Wes Steed concludes the record. Sappington is an amalgamation of ordinarily disparate sounds that creates a beautifully unique listening experience. Ann's beautiful and broken voice weaves delicate but deliberate patterns above Keith's broken-down analog drum loops, fragmented media transmisions, disposable samples and field recordings. The result is a multi-dimensional sonic landscape that vaguely references the swirling space sounds of Slowdive and Spiritualized.
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