Ben Bondy - Sibling
CATALOGUE NO.: Bondy01
RELEASE DATE: 22nd Jun 2020
BACK IN STOCK: 2nd July 2021
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Ben Bondy blesses Special Guest DJ’s Experiences Ltd with a near-fathomless solo debut of sensual, low key electronics and intimate nocturnes following a pair of peaches from from Ulla and Folder. This one’s all fizzing warm and loved up, highly recommended listening if you’re into anything from Newworldaquarium/154 to Harold Budd.
Like his split with Exael for Huerco S.’ West Mineral, ’Sibling’ sees Bondy return to a seductively gauzy mid-ground sound that over the course of 15 tracks lulls and lists with a minimalist patience, allowing forms to emerge and evaporate in constantly shifty transitions and weathered plays of light according to an immersive eco-logic. Those liminal traces of sound and influence are almost imperceptible, pulling you into a protective amniotic sound-world thats evocative and comforting.
The album actually started out as a single LP but the mood spilled over into something twice as long and deep with it, creating what he describes as “kinda two parts to one being. kinda like the way the bonds of friendship/siblinghood work”. This fraternal pathos percolates throughout the album, knitting together gently windswept permutations of thizzing pads and frayed rhythms under a smudged and slowly turning kaleidoscopic lens. It’s pretty much the definition of hypnagogic, likely to draw your eyelids to half-mast and your mind to blissed-out dream states.
• Experiences Ltd follow recent releases from Ulla and Folder with a double album from Ben Bondy, fresh from a split LP for Huerco S’ West Mineral label
• This one’s on a blissed hypnagogic tip somewhere between 154 and Harold Budd
• Edition of 300 copies only
• Mastered by Miles of Demdike Stare, cut at D&M Berlin
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