Is it getting colder where you’re at? I’ve found a release that’s almost perfectly suited for autumnal weather. Ontagon’s full length album “Shapes and Sizes” has a pastoral, introspective, hypnotic, sweet-dreams feel to it thats perfect for those stay-in-bed mornings nestled under the covers.
The album is quite diverse, from the fairly straightforward opening two tracks which are typically ‘chillout style IDM’, (ie. slow, crisp percussion and ambient synth textures) we progress to the glitchy “Misanthrope”. Moving on we have “Karate Fight Champion” and “Cardiology” which are rich, upbeat, melodic yet complex. “Ionoi” unsettles the mind with its eerie ghost-voice hums and slow, trippy barely-there beats.
All in all, a varied, complex and intriguing album. Listen to this when you need to do some soulsearching!
“This is Fairydust”: Light, airy cheerful melodies, intricate percussion
“Deep Motionless”: A great trippy bassline and a cool head-nodding hiphop beat.
“Pushoff”: An eerie lullaby to put you to sleep. And maybe cause a sad dream.
“10 August 86″: Sweet and nostalgic!
Also check out: Ontagon’s “Forgetful” EP on Post-Digital.net
Label: Eerik Inpuj Sound