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Review: 'R. Seiliog'

-  Label: 'Turnstile Music'
-  Genre: 'Ambient' -  Release Date: '30th November 2018'

Our Rating:
Supple, subtle, muffled beats bump insistently beneath a slow drfting sonic haze that’s pure dream state represented in aural form. So begins ‘Megadoze’, with lead track ‘Opal Drift’.

‘Megadoze’ is the latest offering from Welsh producer R.Seiliog aka Robin Edwards. It’s pitched as being ‘a subtle shift from the sonic palette of critically acclaimed ‘In Hz’ and 2016’s ‘Shedhead EP’. R.Seiliog creates a gentle stir from darkness, coaxing ambisonic visions of the void with synth-driven tides… surg[ing] through visceral tapestries of static and haze merging ambient techno, musique concrète and field recordings’.

Noodlesome, bleepy melody lines abound, but there’s a clear leaning toward soft-focus bass here.

On ‘DC Offset’, skittering oriental motifs flitter in and out of mellow rippling waves of synths propelled by firework crackles of percussion, vintage whipcrack snare sounds cutting through the soft tonal washes. Elsewhere, ‘Vitamin Filter’ goes all-out on riding the chillwave groove and ‘Nectar Phaze’ bangs in a shuffling beat with a certain degree of attack that serves as a compelling counterpoint to the soft, synth wash which overlays it.

  author: Christopher Nosnibor

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