by Liminal Drifter
by Markus Mehr
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The oddly inviting instrumental “Home Shore Highlights” intermingles the organic and the electronic with idiosyncratic aplomb. Listen, for instance, to how the synthesizer takes the lead at some moments, a homely glockenspiel at others. The overall effect is a singular type of unsophisticated sophistication—it feels both homespun and skillfully assembled. On the one hand, the song is little more than a variety of recurring, related melodies on top of an unhurried tropical beat; on the other hand, things feel ongoingly off-kilter and endearing. As different sounds take turns in the spotlight, one consistent underlying element is the hands-on percussion, mixed with a bashy spaciousness that adds three-dimensionality to the aural landscape.
On his new single Choir On Mars, Fremantle-based musician Liminal Drifter delivers an otherworldly slice of ambient brilliance.
The atmosphere which pours over the minutes, regularly rocks on the side of walls softened by the gentle hammering of waves blurring our perception, concealing the ghosts of imperceptible shadows.