Archers by the Sea
French ambient soundscaper Vincent Caylet returns to us with a new batch of gorgeously dense aural explorations. Still retaining his sense of sparse desolation, Caylet is at his best when enveloped in gossamer drones that howl across landscapes of craggy emptiness; though the album also delves into exercises of looped guitar that reveal a similarly delicate, but somewhat less haunted side to Archers. The self-titled LP seems to have crystallized the strengths that presented themselves over the last few cassette and CD-r releases; weaving ritualistic chant, synthesizer sparkle, hypnotic fretwork and drone into a oddly blissful decent through frozen waters. It's hard to shake a feeling of suspended animation accented by pulsing blue and white lights peaking through the water above. Caylet himself pairs his work with image of snowy landscapes. Check out the video for "Little Thrones and Rotten Ropes" below.
[MP3] Archers by the Sea - Little Thrones and Rotten Ropes
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