WZRDRY* & SKRS* ‎– Magnetic Haze

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Outpost 1.0 13:00
Outpost 2.0 14:00
Outpost 3.0 18:00
Outpost 4.0 17:59

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none WZRDRY* & SKRS* WZRDRY* & SKRS* - Magnetic Haze(CDr, Ltd, Num) Wzrdry Recordings none US 2011 Sell This Version
none WZRDRY* & SKRS* WZRDRY* & SKRS* - Magnetic Haze(4xFile, MP3, 320) Wzrdry Recordings none US 2011

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browna

browna

August 20, 2014
edited over 7 years ago
referencing Magnetic Haze, CDr, Ltd, Num, none

Brilliant album!! This is, very deep and trippy! Escherichia's review has said it all again so I can't really add anything that has not already been said.
"An hour-long deep atmospheric exploration made using tape echo machines, synthesizers, drum machines and field recordings".
I don't really like MP3s/downloaded music very much, I prefer the actual physical format so I instantly had to try and track down a copy of this CDr, so after a quick look through the Discogs database I knew I wasn't going to get a copy through here. So I decided to contact the label direct just on the off chance that they had a spare.
To my surprise Kelly Nairn emailed me almost instantly saying that he thought he could get me one of the final copies.....he kept true to his word and managed to get me number 43 of 50!
Thanks Kelly, superb album =)
Escherichia

Escherichia

May 10, 2013
referencing Magnetic Haze, 4xFile, MP3, 320, none

This album blew me away. Echoed chords and obscured melodies drift around the speakers like smoke wafting around a dimly lit room. Each piece contains a number of movements that segue into each other – as do the tracks themselves – so the album is ever-changing and constantly evolving.

“Outpost 1.0” concentrates on gorgeous sun-drenched drones and chords, while “Outpost 2.0” turns somewhat unsettling with discordant tones, deep, languid dub rhythms and an indecipherable voice echoing in the distance. By the end it warms up again and gives way to “Outpost 3.0,” which carries on the vibe through a wilderness of phased and heavily echoed chords, voices and textures. Mid-way through “3.0” the piece settles on sustained tones, into which fade some drums before the piece transitions into “Outpost 4.0,” the album’s finale and by far the most psychedelic thing on it. The beginning is downright woozy and unstable, with only a steady, minimal beat anchoring the off-kilter chords. That segment dissolves at the halfway mark, replaced by drones and subtle rhythms that carry the album to its close. The album’s actual closer is reminiscent of Boards of Canada, with a strange looped spoken sample (“Our offices and studios and our microwave facilities are atop the Century Plaza Hotel”) giving way to a rising decayed melodic loop that exists for a moment before gradually fading out, until all that’s left are faint rustling, scratching sounds.

Finding this album made my Friday – it gets an emphatic 5/5 and top recommendations to anyone into dub, dubtech or ambient.