Thursday, May 18, 2017

naps - bask

Resonating ambient synthesizer chimes slowly clattering in the light breeze. The heat and humidity are the thick viscous medium these sound waves emerge from. As if they are climbing some hidden stairway to fall into your consciousness. Bask lives in a duality of drone and dripping sonic condensation. Music dancing in playful splatter as it arcs across the hollow floor.

Jason Calhoun is the mind behind naps. This new cassette on Lily Tapes & Discs is the second for this project, with the first being released in 2015 on the label. Bask takes multiple pathways away from it's core. Radiating the listener with ludic resonance that gives way to reflective ambience. Jason uses patience allowing the composition to have buoyancy, at times so delicately light the notes seems to levitate and move upward.

Bask is beautifully assembled with artwork by Shaun Hall. The curved corners on the j-card reminiscent of a Stunned cassette release. As mentioned before, this is on  Lily Tapes & Discs in a limited edition of fifty. Since it's 2017 mid march release all tapes have sold out from the label.





Links
Lily Tapes & Discs site  - bandcamp - facebook
naps - facebook - bandcamp

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