“Nest” is the second collaboration between Arovane and Darren McClure. This time their focus was on the sonic possibilities of granular synthesis, turning sound into music and music into sound.
The album was named after a photograph taken by Arovane, which perfectly described the creation of the music: layers of twisted audio, processed and bent into new shapes and soundscapes. Each track title is a different type of nest building, just as each track was created through different approaches to granular synthesis.
I'm in love with this song! I usually won't listen to something digitally before the vinyl arrives in the mail--I make a real event of its arrival--but I can't stay away from this one. The album has a nice variety of sounds and satisfies my tastes in a way Autechre haven't done for years, while never sounding like a rip-off of Ae's early work. This is terrific. Scott
Some of the best ambient concepts I've heard this decade, and a thoroughly enjoyable front-to-back experience. The bonus album compliments the original album perfectly, and the reworked songs (Like Birds Fly By Flapping Their Wings v2) are extremely enjoyable takes on their original versions. mildewro