David Douglas returns to Atomnation with a new 12", titled 'Mountain Pink', a collection of three songs with a focus on the dance floor and his first release since 2017's incredible 'Spectators Of The Universe' LP.
Opening with title track 'Mountain Pink', undulating synth lines are met with crisp percussion for an eerie as beautifully crafted break and buildup, make for a standout production. 'Hounds Tongue' serves as the perfect B-side taking proceeding down a melodic, darker, somewhat obscure route, while 'False Mallow' resonates more with David's old album sounds.
I'm amazed at this artist's ability to distill ingredients which sound essentially to my ears like 80's goth rock into the most uplifting -- nigh religious experience inducing -- music ever. I discovered Tycho a few years ago via YouTube; the recording was a dawn DJ set at Burning Man. Now, Burning Man and dawn are both things I prefer to avoid, but I'll bet that was a pretty awesome experience nonetheless, and I'll admit to wishing I'd been there. Madeline v. F.
Picked up Guentner's latest album Empire on ASIP and then realized "why the hell didn't I buy Theia!" Luckily there was still a physical copy available. Absolutely amazing work here. Excited to get it on the stereo. Brenden LaBonte