Label: sound in silence
イギリスのマンチェスターに拠点を置くアンビエント・マルチインストゥルメンタリストであるBen Rath。この人物も同レーベルが2016年に出版した[Forgiveness]が即完売、本作は同レーベル2作目となる[Anything Is Possible]。粒子の粗いザラザラとした音像が特徴的で、更に深いリバーブや起伏のある催眠ループ等を駆使したFenneszやIDM路線にも繋がる8編の持続音。ダウンロードコードやレーベルカード、インサート等、様々な印刷物が、ポラロイド写真のアートワークが貼られた封筒型手作りスリーヴに封入されています。
Sound In Silence is happy to announce the return of Ben Rath, presenting his new album Anything Is Possible.
This is his second release on the label after the highly acclaimed, and already sold out, album Forgiveness back in 2016.
Ben Rath is an ambient multi-instrumentalist based in Manchester, UK, who has been putting out sublime releases on labels such as Eilean Rec., Unknown Tone Records, Cathedral Transmissions, Triple Moon Records and others. He has also put out two releases, an EP and an album, with his acoustic lo-fi side-project Slow Heart Music and an EP with his electronic side-project Astral Harmonies.
Anything Is Possible is a brilliant collection of eight new tracks, with a total duration of about 45 minutes. Using a lush sound palette with layers of grainy, drenched in reverb, synths, whistling drones, distorted warm guitars and loops of hypnotic samples, Rath creates an intimate album, full of shimmering ambient textures and wistful soundscapes, with an orchestral feel to it.
Carefully mastered by George Mastrokostas (aka Absent Without Leave), Anything Is Possible is a wonderful album, highly recommended for devotees of Fennesz, Eluvium, Benoît Pioulard and Tim Hecker.
This is a limited edition of 150 handmade and hand-numbered collectible copies. It is packaged in a lovely hand-stamped 127mm x 127mm 260 gsm light cream cardboard envelope with the front cover image printed on a polaroid style photo paper and an insert sheet containing tracklist and information printed on a 170 gsm dusty pink cardboard. It also comes bundled with a download code coupon and a Sound In Silence card.