Loess ‎– Pocosin

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Petrel
Kype
Striae
17P13.2
Alosa
Fens
Wrikken
Bowhead

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MD251lp Loess Pocosin(LP, Album, Whi) n5MD MD251lp US 2017 Sell This Version
MD251 Loess Pocosin(8xFile, MP3, Album, 320) n5MD MD251 US 2017
MD251 Loess Pocosin(9xFile, FLAC, Album) n5MD MD251 US 2017
MD251 Loess Pocosin(CD, Album) n5MD MD251 US 2017 Sell This Version
MD251lp Loess Pocosin(LP, Album, Cle) n5MD MD251lp US 2017 Sell This Version

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Cardia1

Cardia1

August 9, 2017
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Pocosin, CD, Album, MD251

After so many years, Loess finally returns with a new Album, for those who knew already their previous albums this one might be disappointing since it provides a short experience with only 45 minutes, nevertheless this is a high quality production,with powerful melodies and exquisite selection of sounds, therefore once more we can find here touching musics, and also a strong evocation of natural places, like forests from countries of the north, historical places, sun, cloudy skies, religion, mysterious places and much more. Again i love how Loess make the end of each music, in a deep and touching way. Once more i have to state that at the end of this album it feels like missing more tracks or more time of music. In my opinion "Wind and water" is still their best album.
Thank you Loess!
adam01

adam01

February 23, 2017
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Pocosin, LP, Album, Whi, MD251lp

This long awaited album by Loess starts out with an unassuming back beat along with their tried and true click crunch percussive motifs. After a few bars a highly signature synth stab melodically comes into the forefront. Swishing disorientation swirls around the sound stage as it become apparent the ground on which this song is standing is undulating like ocean waves. For long time fans, this albums kicks off to a great start.

Moving into the next track, the album begins to flaunt its modern technical production with a well sculpted low end that is heavier and more defined than anything we have ever heard this duo produce in the past. With a melody that sounds and feels like something from a lost memory, the tracks overall structure begins to slowly melt and build simultaneously.

Track 3 is titled “Striae” and is high point on the album. Deep cavernous beat structures are there to be explored by the listener, and the well EQ’ed synth melodies pulsate in and out of the depth of the rhythm structure.
Striae is defined as “ in anatomic nomenclature, a longitudinal collection of nerve fibers in the brain.” and is an appropriate visual for this organic and structured song.

The Closing track on side A is a cosy warm sonic blanket that rounds off the A side experience nicely.

Side B begins swimmingly with the track “alosa”. A very relaxed tempo rolls out with what sounds like processed flutes that are slowed down to about a 3rd of their normal speed. Then water harp elements creep in, all blending together to form a shamanistic tribal meditation punctuated by a sensation of reaching the top of a tall mountain or winding road.

Side B continues with a cathedral like sound palette which develops into a melancholiac laps of time. It reminds me of a solitary candle burning brightly with its wax melting silently into the night.

The 3rd track on side B “wrikken” is an expansive piece of sonic art. Resembling their earlier work, this track clearly claims a signature sound that Loess has been developing for over 16 years. The beat construction, wheezing walls of sounds and crunchy drums chug along in a soldiery way, and with its head held high.

“Bowhead” brings the album to a close. Its a colorful song with a mix of yearning and hope. It’s tones stretch out like a new day on the horizon, forever shinning a light on the mysteries of what lies ahead.

Hopefully Loess enjoyed producing this wonderful album and will feel inspired to continually share their unique sonic vision with the world. It is also important to give a big applause to the label n5MD for continuing to release wonderful electronic music, and also for holding the torch for IDM and Experimental Ambient music that does not receive the massive appreciation in which it deserves.
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