Mieszanka „chłodnych” nagrań terenowych i akademickiej elektroniki od pionierki z San Francisco Tape Music Center. Pękający lód, przeciekające rury, nagrania kosmosu i pociągający mrok dla fanów Biosphere.
It would be fair to say that American composer Maggi Payne's latest album is an immersive and atmospheric affair. Inspired by the arctic winds referenced in the title, the album sees Payne create slowly shifting electro-acoustic pieces built around suitably stark field recordings of the previously mentioned winds, slow-moving trains, creaking plumbing and swelling musical tones. It's best listened to on good headphones or decent quality speakers, where Payne's stereo mixing and layering of ghostly, often unearthly drones really comes to the fore. Sonically, it sits somewhere between experimental ambience and the fine field recordings of former Cabaret Voltaire man Chris Watson; if that's not recommendation enough to explore the album further, we don't know what is.