Senking List

List is a foreboding, ominous record from ambient/glitch stalwart Senking (aka Jans Massel), who returns to the Raster-Noton roster after a four-year hiatus. Exuding all the gloom and haunt of an Angelo Badalementi soundtrack, this drop-dead gorgeous package sees the Senking project pricking up the atmosphere first before tenderising it with a submerged layer of muffled illbient beats that sound as if they’re coming from an aquarium. Periodically, Massel interjects spoken word sound bites to mixed effects, but the fact that these bits are just as muffled in the mix means that they never dampen the otherwise powerful aura this album drapes over the listener. Recommended. (Raster-Noton)