RIYL: The new age

Label: Magical Garage Taste

Friday’s here, and so is qualchan.’s latest effort, zazen., from Canadian musical treasure trove Magical Garage Taste. On the cover, you’ll see the backs of numerous (most likely) Muslim women in what appear to be burqas accompanied by pale blue and purple hues. zazen., which consists of one twenty-minute track sounds like the conclusion to a harrowing journey – how apt for today. Let’s say zazen. is the conclusion to your harrowing journey. The first few minutes sound like they’re taken from Michael Mann’s Thief – whose haunting soundtrack Tangerine Dream composed. After the first phase is over, it plunges you deeper in to hypnagogia with a sultry man’s vocal swoon on loop. Another few minutes passes by and you get submerged in to the third phase (think of this listening experience as a real life example of Inception) and a return to the eerie, shimmering synthesizer ebbing and flowing, with plucks of a synthetic harp… I could go on and on, but I don’t want to spoil it all for you. You like dreaming within an 80s/early 90s new age pastiche? This is for you. Listen to zazen. below via the Bandcamp player and see what you think of it. Cheers!

The Details

Hand-duplicated in real time on type I normal bias tape.

Price $4.29

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