BACKSEAT MAFIA: Cassina (Ambient Layers)
'Banabila & Machinefabriek thankfully ease back on the intensity a little while also creating an entirely alien, evocative click scape with whirring propulsion and the leavening of lonely, dispossessed acoustic instruments'.
(quote from: Ambient Layers compilation review, read the whole article here =) https://www.backseatmafia.com/album-review-various-artists-ambient-layers-a-20-track-chilled-journey-on-7k
7K!'s Ambient Layers is really quite a trip through the current state of the blissful/emotive sonic arts. The tracks herein come from IDM, post-classical, drone, electronics; and from right across the globe. There’s so much to burrow into here, experience deeply; and unlike many compilations, there are no absolute curveballs, no wacky weird cuts and no filler. Everything is at the very least very good indeed, and ranging up to breathtaking.
I know I carped slightly at the beginning about the unavailability of this comp on vinyl; but here’s the great thing about it being digital. Set it on repeat and like Max Richter’s Sleep, let it guide you through a whole, amniotic diurnal cycle. It’s really very great. (Chris Sawle) http://7k.k7.com/ambient-layers-compilation-out-december-4th