TAL – Sapiduz (2022)

Comprised of medieval-style choral music sampled, distorted, looped, and layered, Sapiduz approaches the listener like ice forming on a lake, taking the free-form and slowly building structure out of it through interruptions as much as consistency.

Since the release is constructed like most contemporary ambient music, absent percussion and lead instruments, it consists of a saturation period in which its pieces reveal themselves, then introduction of new themes embedded in the sound providing context to the main themes, allowing these to recombine and produce an enduring atmosphere which gradually gains depth.

Resonance provides the greatest power here as vocal loops echo in the background while twisted and reconstructed found sounds and digitally generated noises take a dominant role, often interrupting the radiating beauty of the background to impose structure. Not so much haunting as enchanting, TAL provides an album which fills silence with beauty and then makes its empty spaces lovely as well.

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One thought on “TAL – Sapiduz (2022)”

  1. T Malm says:

    this is excellent

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