Thursday, July 30, 2009

mp3: Dolphins Into the Future "Side A"

Bubbling like a frothy ocean before a storm, or a shitty bottle of champagne after a long night with Molly, Dolphins Into The Future, aka Belgian scapist Lieven Martens, crafts music not unlike Matt Mondanile when he's performing under the Ducktails moniker. But Martens takes it one step further. On Dolphins Into The Future's ...On Sea Faring Isolation, Martens not only incorporates the found sounds of dolphins and rolling tides, but the inebriating pulse of new-ageists both past and present. Steve Hillage's Rainbow Dome Musick is an apt forebearer, and sort of acts as an Intro to Bubbly Ambient Music 101 for the likes of Martens and Mondanile. Inspired by the book Dolphins Into The Future ("story of a relationship that Joan Ocean has developed with a pod of 200 Hawaiian Spinner dolphins"), ...On Sea Faring Isolation, comprised at two side-length tracks (Side A coming in at 18:41, and Side B at 18:51), was released in a super limited batch of 375 by LA freak factory Not Not Fun and is one of the finest pieces of ambient music I've heard in a while. Some may pass this off as new-agey wanker shit, but, for me, it's the sound of a thousand undiscovered oceans, the ebb and flow of the universe and the moons affect on the tides and our hearts. A strong contender for album of the year.

Dolphins Into The Future- A (excerpt)

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