Album Review

Robert Hampson – Suspended Cadences (Editions Mego, 2012)


Robert Hampson – Suspended Cadences (Three) (Editions Mego)

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Robert Hampson (MAIN, Loop, etc) conjuring up some stellar drone here. Two side long pieces painting broad minimal strokes, layers of smooth & gritty tones subtly wavering, slowly shifting between petrifying, blissful, & nauseating, the calm before the storm, the dread of anticipation, sounds of the night before a plague of locusts sweeps your town, physically churning your guts, smothered by the dense looming drones, static hardly building but perpetually existing & evolving. Quite masterful, quite essential.

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