Devin Sarno & Ang Wilson – Perth
Such beauty flows out of Devin Sarno & Ang Wilson’s graceful “Perth”. Infused with a true sense of life, the song recalls the best of Stars of the Lid’s quieter, later works. Brilliantly executed, the duo manages to obtain a serene form of balance. Drone and classical work wonders as they merge together in an effortless, graceful dance. Rhythms embrace a naturalistic way of being while the many details are colored in over the duration of the piece. Features such as the piano work and various tactile elements work in unison to create a meditative mood, one that allows the piece to simply soar into the sky without a care.
Things start off with a rich increase in intensity. From the humming beginning the song spreads out in fantastic ways. Whole vast spaces come into being while they nicely balance themselves together. By opting for such an approach the song feels free. Anchoring this to some degree the piano work gives the song its backbone, allowing all else to emerge from its work. Even the decay of the piano eventually helps other elements gently drift into and out of the mix. Quite spacious everything about the piece works as it moves forward at a leisurely pace. Out in the distance the song’s many elements come into full view while everything settles into a warm spirited finale.
Devin Sarno & Ang Wilson deliver a spellbinding piece of paradise on the loveliness of “Perth”.