[026] Ochre: Isolette


[026] Ochre: Isolette

Release Date: January 2015
Format: 12" vinyl

Isolette touches on ambient and downtempo as well as lushly melodic electronica, in all its glory. The vinyl comes lovingly prepared with a special sleeve designed by Nathaniel Reeves and is the sort of thing those who admire Boards of Canada will need in their collections. Up first on this EP is ‘Paper Unicorn,’ a grandiose bit of classically informed ambient made from glassy tinkles, sweeping synths and heavenly pads. ‘Ark of Comfort’ is a more charming bit of music, littered with synths and pads, chords and piano keys that all glow and glisten. ‘Hivernal’ is again a clean and crisp combination of digital sounds and synthetic textures that lurch and stretch in many directions at once. It fires your every synapse and ‘Infinite Bookends’ then gets all sombre insular and sensitive, with lots of open space and heavenly musical progressions.‘Glassmaker ‘ is the most danceable cut here, with fierce drums, many layers of interlocked synths and then a Roel Funcken remix repurposes the thing as a dishevelled, broken and distorted bit of angry sound design. Fans of abstract otherworldly sound and digital textures will find lots to love here.