Aphid Palisades – II C45

15 March 2014 xdementia No Comment


Aphid Palisades – II C45

Fade Away Tapes

Aphid Palisades is the nom de plume of the collaboration between Lee Tindall (also of Belarisk, and Zerfallt) and Ryan Connolly (also of Sundrips). With II they create a beautiful sound of psychedelic experimental dronescapes.

Guitar is used in a very subtle and thoughtful way and combined with excellent synth work. Nothing feels canned or generic and there is a great sense of movement throughout the tape. The material shows an excellent combination of glassy and bright textures with warm analog goodness.

My only critique might be that sometimes the tape actually changes too fast. There are plenty of great and unique moments here but they seem to just fly by. It’s ok though because each new track is an experience and a new door opening of possibilities.

The style of II reminds me a lot of Meridian-era Tribes of Neurot or Labradford. This is a great listen and clearly finds that sweet spot between improvisation and planned recording/practicing. Excellent work.

Composition: ★★★½☆
Sounds: ★★★½☆
Production Quality: ★★★½☆
Concept: ★★★½☆
Packaging: ★★★☆☆
Overall Rating: ★★★½☆

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