Damaged and brittle sonic documents previously unavailable are now culled on this brisk sojourn with Japan-based Hand-Held.
Fuzzy, nostalgic and picturesque, Fossil Aerosol Mining Project processes field recordings, muffled samples, shifted parallel universes and eerie undertones framed in spacious ambient sheets. Eroded and crimped voices manage to bury themselves within muddied noise and coherent buzzing on this half-dozen selection. Perhaps best consumed as a whole, like rediscovering a dusty photo album in the attic, the aptly titled 17 Years in Ektachrome sways into and out of focus, opting for phased emotions and micro-tones to blur the senses. Beatless but drenched in experimental audio shuffling, these textural mind-bending crackles have more to do with natural phenomenon—both terrestrial and spatial—yielded questions better left unanswered as the subconscious roams. Damaged and brittle sonic documents previously unavailable are now culled on this brisk sojourn with Japan-based Hand-Held.
17 Years in Ektachrome is available on Hand-Held.