Larry Gaab

Morphosis

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A relative unknown in the ambient music genre, Larry Gaab has crafted a series of excellently dark and very well-done recordings; and Morphosis is one such recording. Gaab's works are very reminiscent of the A Produce's pre-Hypnos work, but his work is also very similar to many of the artists working on the Hypnos recordings label. Morphosis is an interesting recording that has segments of really dark, almost dissonant harmonic arrangements with the sounds of strangely evocative electronic timbres juxtaposed over them. There are also places, particularly the second track on the recording, "Relaxed Ambiguities," that sound like some of the work of 20th century composer Gyorgi Ligeti. This is a strange work indeed, but one that certainly possesses a dense and strange kind of synthetic electronic resonance. This is a good recording, and it's a recommendation for all those that enjoy really dark, almost scary music. Otherwise, Gaab's History All at Once is probably the best starting point for getting familiar with Gaab's catalog.

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