HSAL #32: Benjamin Mauch, “Golden Bay Garden″ (CASS/DIG)
“Golden Bay Garden” represents a milestone in Mauch’s artistic growth. This collection, though relatively minimal & sparse at times, shows an attention to subtle detail. Perhaps what is most impressive is the balance between distorted (almost lo-fi) tones & more traditional 21st century layers. The tasteful addition of field recordings provide a voyeuristic charm to some of these pieces. Created & assembled from his apartment in Shenzhen, China, this full-length delivers on the aptitude hinted at in previous works.
RIYL: Steve Hauschildt’s “Tragedy & Geometry”, Stellar Om Source’s “Heartland’s Suite”, Jonas Reinhardt’s “Ganymede”
All sounds created & assembled by B. Mauch from his apartment in Shenzhen, China.
AVAILABILITY: clear sunset c42, digital download (begins shipping 08/12)
ARTWORK: courtesy of HSAL; photo by B. Mauch