y0t0 :: Uriarra Road (Facture)

As a surge of metaphors bubble over the edges, one can’t help but seek refuge in Charles Sage’s collection of deeply entangled webs, serene plateaus and dusty transmissions.

y0t0 :: Uriarra Road

[Release page] Like frozen memories placed in a ray of sunshine left to melt, Uriarra Road is an audio capsule waiting to be peeled. Not quite muffled in ambience or noise, the opening track (“Black Ice”) veers across a bed of gurgling electrical debris and a hue of piano extracts just hinting at what lies beneath. As a surge of metaphors bubble over the edges, one can’t help but seek refuge in Charles Sage’s collection of deeply entangled webs, serene plateaus and dusty transmissions.

A few friends (including Downliners Sekt, Jasper TX, Ghosting Season, Field Rotation, Spheruleus, Relmic Statute and Seaworthy) chime in to offset the waves of data with a spark of dubbed-out bass, oceanic tones, ghostly furrows, clicking minimalism and an absolute calm that resonates in the darkness. Above all else, Uriarra Road (inspired by the film In The Winter Dark) manifests a glimpse into the emotional riverbed of its collaborators and punctures through layers of undulating soft-debris in the process. With Taylor Deupree’s mastering signature behind these epic lava-flows, Uriarra Road is well-primed and reshapes decayed audio portraits for attentive ears to sift through. A well-received 68-minute mirage of minute-shoegaze for late night listening.

Uriarra Road is out now on Facture. [Release page] [Video]

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