A horrible hack

Christina Vantzou

No. 4

Year Released: 2018
Format: Download
Label: Kranky
Reviewed by Alex Deller on Apr 25, 2018
Synths, strings, bells and piano wend their way through Christina Vantzou's latest opus, drawing together to form an illusory landscape alive with wavering gossamer tendrils and slowly-forming crystals. Vantzou and her collaborators trace a fine line between tranquillity and disquiet as opalescent droplets of sound, limbic discords and subtle arterial throbs hover at the very edges of perception. Like a vast, deep-sea milting event there's something infinitesimally patient and yet cosmically vital about the whole affair, and while it takes its sweet time to fully unfurl there's certainly a lot to be said for the shimmering result when it's finally presented before you.

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