The hollows are alive and singing on this expansive new offering from Rafael Anton Irisarri. Tones are cut from ephemeral stone giving this music a simultaneous gravity and weightlessness. Irisarri’s work is visceral but not unsettling. Expressive aural shapes drift through the changing landscape, taken in by the harmonic movements and held close through the growing swells. This music echoes the way it feels within ourselves as we let go. It’s not necessarily freeing or cathartic but is a momentary embrace that opens space where we can finally stop holding our breath.
“Cloak” appears on Irisarri’s forthcoming album for Room 40, Agitas Al Sol (a companion to his Solastalgia album), out on July 22 and can be pre-ordered HERE. Further, Irisarri is embarking on a short tour later this month. Tour dates are below.