In today's fast food, blipvert affected, vertigo-paced world, it's challenging to release music that is anything but 3.30mins of pre-planned, pre-packaged made-for-the-masses pop. 28mins of ambient bass and keyboards is certainly challenging. But like a good book, a long run or a great drive, some things get better when they take their time. Make a steaming cup of earl grey (other teas are available) and give yourself 30 minutes of peace. There's no musical acrobatics here, no hemi-demi-semiquavers, no clever counterpunctextual dominant modulation (I'm just making stuff up now). Just freedom, ideas, and raw music. But raw in a nice way, not like 'urg, this avocado is raw' kinda way. Raw, unfiltered, unpretentious, un-ego (can that be a thing?). Steve and Rob create loads of space for each other and it works so well. Listen more and play less. Someone wise once said 'you can't just play a hundred notes a minute and hope some music falls out'. This is all deliberate, all music. I quite like it, in case you didn't know.
Favorite track: pulse.