Review: A collaboration between Suzanne Kraft aka Los Angeleno Diego Herrera and the Antinote/LIES affiliated D.K. aka Dang Khoa Chau for Jonny Nash's Melody As Truth imprint. The label has thus far acted as an outlet mainly for Herrera and Nash's work, both individually and in collaboration: such as on the label's last release: the Passive Aggressive LP. Lush ambient journeys incorporating pristine digital textures and the metallic glimmer of classic FM synthesis are what is on offer here, for the most part: lo-fidelity dreams that flicker with neon-lit aesthetics all captured in VHS/Betamax resolution. Think of the perfect blend between Herrera's What You Get For Being Young LP in 2016 and the downbeat moments on Chau's Island Of Dreams LP for Antinote of the same year and you have a pretty good idea of how it sounds.
Review: Given the increasing number of shared releases by Jonny Nash and Suzanne Kraft, it was probably inevitable that the pair would eventually join forces in the studio. Predictably, this first collaborative album for Nash's Melody as Truth label is a woozy, intricate and evocative ambient treat. Largely built around plucked notes of Nash's guitar, blissful synthesizer lines and occasional heartfelt piano flourishes, it largely feels like a cross between 1970s ambient material and more contemporary beat-less electronica. In other words, it combines elements familiar from their separate solo project to present something that sums up both artists' approach to ambient composition.
Review: Following up a pair of great collaborative albums by Suzanne Kraft - with the Antinote affiliated D.K. last month and the wonderful Passive Aggressive LP with label boss Jonny Nash, Melody As Truth now present Danish producer Palta. Probably most known to people under his real name Natal Zaks, he also creates music as Aebeloe and as Central - the latter has seen him release on tastemaker labels such as Dekmantel. With his debut release for the label, entitled 'Universel', Palta was best described as a sound painter, of sorts. That talent is on display again here on this new EP. From the tripped out tribal tropicalism of "Tabt Optagelse", the cavernous free fall of "Pa Gensyn" to the the 10 minutes of complete and utter bliss that is "Optagelse 16A" which is a highly detailed and evocative journey into the soul that will have you craving for more.