Mark Harris :: The Angry Child (n5MD)

The musical language is articulated between formal electroacoustic experiments and directional tonal clusters.

Sound designer and live electronic musician from Birmingham, Mark Harris is back with a new effort titled The Angry Child, this four years after the highly memorable and challenging ambient isolationist The boy observes the ocean (Hibernate).

Before the release of The Angry Child Mark Harris made brief appearances on a few netlabels (Audio Gourmet, Futuresequence) for various compilation works. I must say that this new album is highly welcomed and would be greatly appreciated by listeners and collectors of all fusion genres from ambient music. Signed on the now highly acclaimed and key actor n5MD (devoted to abstract ambient, dream-pop and downtempo chillout electronic artists from everywhere) this Angry Child explores once again sonic post-minimal ambiences with long droney harmonious sonorities, processed acoustic instrumentation with a clear sense of depth and mystery. The musical language is articulated between formal electroacoustic experiments and directional tonal clusters. The result is really spacious, texturally sinuous and dreamy. The sound world demonstrates some detached instrumental touching acoustic moments as in the self titled track or in “Running forward”. In the continuity but possibly even more accessible than “The Boy observes the ocean” with some seriously enveloping and magnificently restful musical moments that will ravish fans of Brian Eno’s ambient series, Harold Budd, Marconi Union, Pleq and impressionistic soundtracky pop sculptures from Peter Broderick, Beneath the Lake, Eluvium and a few others. A meticulously conceived album which confirms Mark Harris engaged musical personality in the experimental ambient genre. Definitely recommended to all lovers of smoothly and gorgeously immersive electronic music.

The Angry Child is available on n5MD.

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