Larry Gaab

Resurrections

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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. Resurrections is the first in the series and sees him exploring less minimal territory than he has on his subsequent recordings. Lush chordings and ethereal electronic soundscapes mark this recording as one of the more exploratory, or experimental, works of Gaab; but this isn't, by any means, an experimental recording. Rather this is an audio excursion that explores a different compositional aesthetic and a completely different, perhaps more optimistic, albeit darkly optimistic, sonic landscape. This recording has traces of the work of Vidna Obmana, Richard Bone, and perhaps even a little bit of a Steve Roach sound is lurking in the harmonic fabric. Resurrections is, by far, the most accessible of Gaab's work and certainly the one that comes with the highest recommendation for the fan of electronic music, but not too electronic. This is a certainly an interesting recording and one that explores another side of Gaab's compositional gifts.

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