Limited clear vinyl in silk screened transparant sleeve. While the electric noir and mind-expanding rituals of Nordmann and MDCIII exude nocturnal misconduct and turbulent grooves, saxophonist Mattias De Craene walks a far more contemplative route with his solo project
De Craene works with loops and effects, but the building blocks of his music - both the long, ethereal melodies and the indefinable sounds - are created exclusively with the saxophone. The instrument is not just an extension of the musician, but a sound generator that brings together lushness and cinematic repetition, a siren that seduces the listener.
The result sounds fluent and free and is permeated by a Northern expanse that is unpredictably intoxicating. There are similarities with the worlds of Nils Frahm and Colin Stetson, but De Craene uses a language that is entirely his own and in which tender longing and the tumult of wilderness come together.