Finn of Tomland
This album will take you on a very deep and wonderful journey and at the end Ligovskoï's meticulous crafted soundscapes will leave you comfortable sitting on the edge of forever while enjoying the view...
It's up for album of the year this end!
Favorite track: Mungu.
Formed by Nikolaï Azonov and Valerio Selig in 2010, Ligovskoï draw on a sound palette that includes samples, synths, vocals, feedback, guitar and field recordings that merge in a painterly and romantic form of music. Their second album Esam recalls vast landscapes, abstract patterns and poetic movement.
The title refers to a small, isolated mountain located on the moon, and the album is a journey to a similarly otherworldly landscape absent of human life. It features free improvisations, repetitive patterns and experimental materials that convey a wide range of emotions and styles from weightless shiny atmospheres to dark, heavy and swarming textures, leading the listener to deep contemplation.
From sombre musical landscapes made from lingering drones to more uplifting, light-emitting tracks, Esam is a slow-burning record that take the listener on a hypnotic journey towards inner bliss.