Meanwhile, Willits has uploaded a video version, and the rest of the immersive experience is said to play out in photo prints and multi-channel live performances. It was intended to be a meditative, lighter take on the style of Baraka and Koyaanisqatsi film, so the visual imagery focuses on blue skies, white clouds, ocean, sky and vibrant terrain, with a hint of fractals, rather than a starker contrast of man vs. nature.
The music captures the visuals perfectly, minimizing the experimental glitch aspects of Tiger Flower Circle Sun in favour of a more accessible but no less sophisticated ambience, heavenly sighs and effervescent melodies rolling onto the shores of pulsing bass lines. There is an effortless flow throughout the album, quite a feat considering all of the highly designed processes at work. Combined with a more elongated, downtempo focus, OPENING brings to mind the warmly filtered, vaguely nostalgic IDM surf aesthetic of label and touring mate Tycho. (Ghostly International)