|SF-6010 : The Lanthanide Series by Kalte (Stasisfield.com)
|Toronto's Kalte (a duo featuring long-established sound artists Deane Hughes and Rik MacLean) make their recorded debut with this Periodic Table-inspired EP. The harsh Canadian winter served as the backdrop for the creation of these tracks, and while there may be a certain oppressiveness to its roots, the resulting sounds progress from darkness to light. The sonic spectrum on display here slowly builds in complexity at first, with more and more elements layered over a similar low-ringing drone. A slight stylistic shift takes the music to a slightly higher pitch and a more gentle tone for the final two tracks, with buzzes and drones intertwined in a mesmerizingly thick blanket of static.