Aescape Sounds

SANGAM-”Departure”

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Sangam-"Departure"

(Aescape Sounds)

Before you do anything else, click the Bandcamp link at the bottom, take a deep breath, and let the music wash over you as you read this.

You are now entering a drony dreamscape, an unreal realm.

Swelling synths, elven choirs and natural sounds inhabit this sonic space and with each intricate layer entice you deeper and deeper into this bewildering but strangely familiar world.

The creator of this world, Sangam, guides you gently through his digital dominion and reveals in small glimpses all that goes on in his kingdom.

Sailing Heart casts ominous foreshadowings with its lush string pads, arpeggiating synths and the hints of a melody that never seems to resolve itself.

The heavenly title track shines the blessed light of transcendence with its angelic choir and washes away all impurity with its cleansing rain.

The enchanted forest of Cogent (Feat. Rhucle) will absolutely spellbind you as the rain falls once again in the stillness of sylvan solitude.

You probably want this experience to continue, right? Well, the digital download is name your price, so you really don’t have an excuse, do you?

However, a digital deity with the awesome power of Sangam deserves a much better offering than such a pathetic pittance.

We will PERISH without his nurturing rain to once again replenish our barren musical landscape!

Therefore, we must honor him with a sacrifice that befits his musical majesty or risk displeasing him.

No, no no. No blood sacrifice is necessary.

A cassette or vinyl purchase will do nicely.

Theron Willis

https://aescapesounds.bandcamp.com/album/departure

ANDREW WEATHERS/ QUALCHAN Split

Andrew Weathers/ Qualchan Split

(Aescape Sounds)

Andrew Weathers

The Andrew Weathers side of this split tape is desolate and a little unhinged. It transmits an image of sunset over a midwestern town plagued by some dark mystery, that can only be solved when a gritty down-on-his-luck detective finally faces his own personal demons. After that, it's easy to solve the crime. 

There is a rusted lonliness to this sidelong presentation that is drenched in a meloncholy atmosphere you can taste. Hazy synths weave in and out of ambient setpieces, like footprints in the fog.

Qualchan

Qualchan takes the stage before the smoke and mystery from Weathers has time to clear away, but his side of this story has to do with the characters who inhabit this uncanny municipality. Channeling vintage Badalamenti vibes, Qualchan's ambience has a touch of misty subltey that finds an odd beauty in all the madness and murder. Making use of his varied bag of tricks, you can expect to experience walls of ambient feelings painted with undulations of synth that seem to answer questions with more questions. 

Next time you're out on a long stretch of highway, searching the horizion for solutions to unsolved cases, or for answers to age-old questions, reach for the Andrew Weathers/ Qualchan split tape - the soundtrack for seekers. 

Gray Lee

https://aescapesounds.bandcamp.com/album/andrew-weathers-qualchan