Scarcely a dry eye or a glum face in the gaff by the time this completed its visitation cycle, a perfect ‘before everyone gets up’ moment of sweet solitude. This is from a debut EP by duo glanko and daniel bailey, a track by the name ‘adiaphora’ – a beautifully set shy eyed lovely offering a masterclass in the use of space, poise and timing, a frail and fragile ghost light whose hypnotic lull comes teasingly shimmered in a sparse sleepy headed detailing that softly unfurls, stretches and thaws into fully formed view with demurring desire. One for the kranky old guard.
Two friends taking different musical paths—Glanko filtering glitch-data streams and electronics (ref. Igloo’s 2014 Alset review released on Halbsicht), Daniel Bailey on the guitarist/songwriter spectrum—bring together their strengths on the Isometrik EP with Australia’s expansive Hidden Shoal imprint.
A 4-track, 23-minute manifest featruring subdued low-pressure and high emotion, each slice a fragment of life, like fading Polaroids in your grandparents attic. Running parallel elements you might encounter alongside Loess and Loscil, each piece opens vivid laid-back sound arrays, textures, tones and trips.