01 November 2016


The HORDES side of this split listens like an underground subway ride...dark, murky, wet...emerging from a tunnel at daybreak as the light struggles with clouds and the ominous weight that is darkness. 

One the other side, BERT deliver the kind of sounds that stop me dead in my tracks. Far from the ambient music that is sometimes relegated to the background by distraction or boredom, "DN" is brilliant in its simplicity, and I ended the 31 minutes lying on the floor bathed in emotion. The piece is about patience, about beauty, about power...and maybe The Whole Thing really is as simple as a piano calmly offering a sequence of single notes that we have all heard before. Incredible. 

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