Loess Balance

A collaboration between Clay Emerson and Ian Pullman (who also work on the improvisational ambient project Codec Scovill) Loess are one of the few who can make real ambient truly interesting if even a little adventurous. A follow-up to their self-titled debut, Balance develops as a glitch-ridden soundscape layered with subtle melodies drawn out over ambient textures and shuffling rhythms. Within their form of restrained and hypnotic IDM, all the digital atmospherics present a finely tuned softness and space, gently engulfing the crisp clicks and skittering percussion and creating subtly layered and beautifully rendered audio drift. (n5MD)