Yumi Iwaki & Carlos Ferreira “Tenderness”

Using unreleased snippets of each other’s work, the duo of Brazilian experimental artist Carlos Ferreira and Tokyo-based synth composer Yumi Iwaki have collaborated to form an immersive nine-track whole. An exploration of both the abstract and more formed territories of ambient, the introductory “Inside the Rain” sets the scene with super rich stasis sounds swirling over metallic brass and reverberating arpeggiated shudders; pure Deckard / … Continue reading Yumi Iwaki & Carlos Ferreira “Tenderness”

Track Premiere: Pedro Vian & Mana “Cascades IV”

Repetition is a beautiful, hypnotic weapon on the first single from Pedro Vian and Mana’s upcoming album, Cascades. Urgency and whimsy become colliding forces on “Cascades IV” as varying synth passages intersect and veer off in opposite directions. Resonant loops bloom in the minor undercurrents, sifting stray waves into tape-saturated sonic peaks. The lead flute-like melody commands our focus, though. Lilting, enchanting tones blur the spaces … Continue reading Track Premiere: Pedro Vian & Mana “Cascades IV”