Still, I wanted to get some work done, so I got myself a new cup of coffee and a sandwich. Once again I opened my inbox where I found the new album by Belgium based double bass player and electronic music producer Otto Lindholm. I fed the album to my media player and when the sounds of vibrating strings slowly dragged itself through my speakers, I finally began to calm down. Soon after, I was floating along with the drones and soundscapes, produced by this talented artist and soon to be released by Manchester bases label Gizeh Records.
'Alter' contains four rather long tracks which balance on the edge between classical music and drone ambient. They are slow, lingering and gloomy pieces of music, reminding me of acts like Kuro, Innerwoud and the double bass version of the things Aidan Baker has been doing over the years. Of course this is great music. If you are into drones and ambient but also love the warm sound of analog instruments, you should not miss out on this one.
I'm not sure if I can pinpoint a favorite track on 'Alter'. Opener 'Fauve' immediately got my hooked but I think 'Alyscamps' is the most narrative one. This feels like an eerie dark ambient tune, telling a whole story with its pulsating strings and haunting sounds. In all, obviously all four of these are well worth the effort. If you're a fan of the aforementioned acts, you truly want to check this out and pre order this amazing piece of work. You won't regret it.