Atlantis – The Lost Island
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With the dust hardly settled – and barely enough time to appreciate the fourth instalment of the mammoth Sequence series – the ever busy net label and magazine “Futuresequence” provide further experimental goodness for our ears with this four track EP from Tim Martin (Maps and Diagrams) under his “Atlantis” guise.
“The Lost Island” is, unsurprisingly, analogue underwater in theme as waves of shimmering classic synth work flood throughout opener “Bronze Lake”. Distinct nods to Boards of Canada and early IDM pulse and sway via a subdued beat and delay echo’d vocal sample – time to hit repeat numerous times…
“The Pyramids of Teotihuacan” pull us deep into subaquatic psychedelia whilst “The Mountain and the Sun” is wonderfully tearful and pensive as gentle sine waves float across all manner of down right lovely watery wibbles and effects coaxed from the depths of Martin’s machines.
“Landa’s Alphabet” carries an air of final destination arrival as modulations aplenty accompany a sparky and determined lead. Showers of delicious analogue warmth gradually coalesce to conclude a superb release fit for any synth submariner’s collection….
Fans of Jurgen Muller, BOC, Emeralds and Ricardo Donoso take note.
“The Lost Island” is out now as a limited run of 50 CDR in handmade sleeves, distinctive Futuresequence artwork and a mastering sheen from ISAN’s Anthony Ryan.
- Andy Gillham (@AndyEchaskech) for Fluid Radio