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North Atlantic Drift ‎– departures, vol. 2

  • SOUND IN SILENCE
  • Release year 2018
  • 8 tracks, 49 minutes
  • CDr in Cardboard Sleeve + Bandcamp Download

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13,90 €

North Atlantic Drift is the ambient/post-rock duo of Mike Abercrombie (aka Transits Of Mercury) and Brad Deschamps (aka Anthéne), based in Toronto, Canada. Since their formation in 2011 they have released five albums, four EPs and a split album with Northumbria, while they are also running Polar Seas Recordings label. Departures, Vol. 2 is in line with last year’s Departures, Vol. 1., showcasing North Atlantic Drift’s atmospheric side of minimal ambient and presenting eight new impressive tracks in a running time of about 50 minutes. Moving away from the melodic post-rock orientation of their earlier releases, North Atlantic Drift have stripped away most of the percussive elements, glockenspiel and more prominent guitars and have achieved a captivating sound of subtle textures, overlapping tones and slowly evolving soundscapes. Built around washes of sustained and reverberant electric guitars, warm and comforting synths and glacial drones, and expertly mastered by George Mastrokostas (aka Absent Without Leave), Departures, Vol. 2 is an intimate, relaxing album with a truly immersive quality, bringing to mind the works of Brian Eno, Stars Of The Lid, Loscil and other artists of similar mien.

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