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Loscil - Equivalents
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A stuttering organ heralds the arrival of Scott Morgan's 12th album Equivalents. As the melancholy vibes gently unfold, we find ourselves immersed in a dark scene of nature, at once enveloped in a furious wildness yet somehow safe, shepherded. A sense of teetering on the brink of disruption is ever-present, an irresistable tension reflected in the unordered list of tracks: Equivalents 1 followed by Equivalents 3 and then Equivalents 6 and so on for a further five scenes. The sense of weathered and worn decay depicted in these scenes hints at faded memories, a deep, introspective narrative, an approach already consummately realised by The Caretaker, echoes throughout. And this play on "the mind at one with nature" all makes sense when you discover that the album title is borrowed from a series of photographs by celebrated American photographer Alfred Stieglitz. The name Equivalents refers to Stieglitz’s notion of his photographs being equivalent to his “philosophical or emotional states of mind”. Interestingly, the album artwork is one of Morgan's own snapshots. Deep and immersive stuff.

  • Rating: 9/10
  • Listens: 13
  • Highlight: Equivalent 1
  • Label: Kranky
  • Release Date:16th August
Loscil - Equivalents