Album review: Ochre -'Like Dust Of The Balance'


IDM cult master Christopher Leary, the man behind Ochre, is back with a new offering of his dreamy ambience. It’s full of shimmering electronics, crunchy, crispy beats and sweeping melancholic melodies that recall classic electronic stars such as Boards Of Canada. Leary uses sounds with great care and, while the scope remains very much in the down-tempo electronic territories – analogue tones and glitchy beats – snatches of classical orchestration are peppered throughout, helping to create rich cinematic soundscapes. The Spanish guitar and flute of ‘Raido’ and the delicate silky strings and
harp that adorn ‘Napolese’ sound off-kilter, whimsically carnivalesque and almost old world-y.

Tessa Harris

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