Loscil Endless Falls

Loscil Endless Falls
Despite Vancouver, BC not exactly being a hotbed of electronic music, the city's Scott Morgan has spent over a decade crafting droning, ambient soundscapes under his Loscil moniker. Yet the project's last full-length came by way of 2006's Plume, giving Morgan more than ample time to draft up and execute some new sonic ideas on his fifth Kranky album, Endless Falls. And while there are a few change-ups, for the most part, Morgan sticks to his now-familiar Loscil formula. This means Endless Falls is one minimal and slow-moving piece of work, littered here and there with dub rhythms, piano keys and crackling glitches. It's an even darker, starker Loscil, but really, there are no big surprises. Well, except for album closer "The Making of Grief Point." The track features Morgan's Destroyer band-mate Dan Bejar dropping some spoken word about May Day, artistic crisis and picnic baskets full of blood, alongside lines like, "I have lost interest in music; it is horrible." Needless to say, it's a tough pill to swallow and unfortunately, doesn't do Endless Falls a lot of favours. (Kranky)