Impatience is not a virtue. I struggle with it daily, though I would like to think (PERSONAL INFORMATION COMING UP TURN AWAY~!) that being a father has made me impervious to impatience aside from driving (WHY WON’T YOU TURN!? THE LIGHT IS GREEN!). But where do I turn when I need to practice patience and to earn a justly reward when I succeed in the exercise? How about this lovely split between Body Lvl and Hobo Cubes. Having the ability to focus has long been a crux in enjoying drone but Body Lvl’s A-side sonata took me to a zen state of sheer waiting. It’s nearly 10 minutes in before the shell is cracked and persistence is truly rewarded. It’s nearly 8 minutes before Hobo Cubes’ B-side breaks out. Of course, that’s cheating. If you’re only waiting for something to happen (TURN GODDAMMIT!) then you miss the real beauty: the alone time with your thoughts and its soundtrack. A-ha! If you’re meditating on a good drone just to reach the climax, you miss the journey to said climax. At this point this mantra could turn in a completely different direction so before it goes tantric, let’s remember that patience is key to understanding. But if you’re just practicing it and not living it, you’re going to miss a lot of life’s details by focusing on an end than how you get there.
Now if you’ll excuse me…I’m going to go look into that tangent I nearly fell upon. So if you don’t mind I’ll be taking this tape and the deck and, well see in a few hours. Trudy!?
—Tiny Mix Tapes
Francesco de Gallo joins Will Kaufold and Mehta Youngs for a journey into astral projection. Body-numbing swells of synthesis propel for a mind-massage and murmuring field recordings stir the pot to create a prerequisite for the full-cleanse ritual. Reverberated bells ring over rhythmic machinery while we are met with a blooming guise. All frequencies begin to disintegrate. There is no rest for the weary as we fall deep into our trip.
i listened to this album looking out the window on an airplane, and that felt like the perfect place for it. music that is so of the air, so totally heavenly, while literally in the air. sublime equilibrium like that doesn't happen every day. Evan Greenwald