From Orange County, the 30th release on Ramshackle Day Parade!!!
DIVE SIGNALS – DRIFT STUDIES
“Pure sonic experimentation – To unfold and explore the chemistry and aesthetic between the shoegaze and ambient genres in an effort to ultimately blur the line between the two — In this I bring you Drift Studies.
All tracks composed, mixed and mastered by A. Ortega”
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2013 has been keeping Dive Signals busy already. Right between dropping a new digital single and the debut of collaborative project The Coast, he presents the world with this, what I think is his 20th release, Bedrooms.
Much like last year’s 10,000 Tropics, which I reviewed here awhile ago, the album’s sound draws much from ambient and IDM music. This time, Dive Signals has injected his even-sharper production skills into more long-form jams, creating perhaps his most expansive sonic journey yet. It’s one with warm celestial tones floating over reverb and a light grit of brittle percussion, descending into foggy terrestrial realms. A remarkable release and undoubtedly the first of many more wonderful works of this magnitude we’ll see from him this year.
Dive Signals is an Orange-County based “experimental free-form project” care of Angel Ortega. The recent album 10,000 Tropics starts off feeling like a chillout mix for a solitary 3 A.M. walk on the beach and ends in hazy guitar numbers. It’s evident here that Dive Signals are definitely a project to keep an eye on.
Clocking in at just under 40 minutes, you might find yourself listening to it several times in one day. Especially while it’s still summer. Don’t forget to bring a towel.
Available digitally [FREE / name your price] as well as on CD-r & Cassette. Released by Static Reason Recordings.