Demdike Stare & Jon Collin - Sketches Of Everything
More Jon Collin, more to love... Sketches of Everything is billed as Demdike Stare's first collaboration, which is somewhat surprising given the record with Billy Green a while back and more so because of how effortlessly they take to the task here. As has been previously stated, Collin is a god-tier virtuoso with an incredibly expressive range as well as an explorative ear, and the pairing with Demdike feels entirely natural given how tuned in they are to, well, nature! Which is to say, Collin's music somehow emerges from the ether with divine force; Demdike have always felt elemental and earthy, sound summoned from the soil. These two 23 minute long beasts are deep trips, the first ambient, airy, almost reverie-inducing, the second mostly sonorous, dubby, dug deep into the earth, raising the lovely dead. The closing 6 minutes on the latter is the real pay off, a Caretaker style dream waltz into the infinite that i kinda wish stood alone even though i know that defeats the point and is incredibly basic of me to say. Truly beautiful, heavy and heady, and if not spiritual, then just very human sounds.
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