Øe – Transfer 7.7
is the sound of ripples across crystal clear water. Serene is a beginning to
this beauty. Yes this is digital but there is a tremendous sense of humanity
behind it. Moments of this rival the transparent sweetness of 12K’s best
artists. Everything here is natural and perfectly appropriate. While the songs
are long there is the appealing quality that they shift in terms of texture.
Here every unpleasant noise is scrubbed clean leaving a sterile yet active
environment. In many ways this feels like how a digital environment would
react, with sounds bouncing off of sound.
/ Seek’ sounds infinitely optimistic. Through these elongated tones there is a
sense of hope, of ease. While it flirts with an organ-like wonder it deftly
avoids it. Rather the piece resembles the merger of an organ and water. By the
end of the piece the tones appear to almost bubble up out of the pristine
smoothness. ‘Seadawn / .Ksd’ possesses even more in the way of field recording,
random ambient noises. However the ending tone, around the seven minute mark,
is so lovely it encourages a repeat listen. Rare snippets of guitar can be
heard on ‘Sad / Jitter’ though this could be the aural equivalent of an optical
allusion. Finally the closer ‘Hatsuyuki / D Quant’ is what a digital choir
might sound like, consistent, nearly-otherworldly, yet oddly familiar.
creates this teeming world of life and sound. It engrosses through tiny
gestures. The long track lengths are just a way of getting to the beauty of