shelter - profondeur 4000 - growing bin recordsGBR 016 - eulp
Genre: Wave / Pop / Rock - Ambient/Experimental/Esoteric
1. Variation Abyssale
3. La Vie à L'Ombre
4. Plénitude Azotée
7. Variation Abyssale (Part 2)
8. Dans la Jungle de Varech
9. Hors d'Haleine
10. Fumeurs Noirs
11. Synthi Outro
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An underwater adventure by young Parisian Shelter. Where previous releases have seen the synth-obsessed Frenchman take his inspiration from Caribbean rhythms or Balearic attitudes,
this marine missive sees Shelter turn to the lavish world of the library,creating his an alternate score to Jean Faurezâ€™ 1960 documentary short.
More submersible than snorkel, our journey begins in the very dark of the deep, mystical harp trills echoing through the inky blackness, picking up the bioluminescent shimmer of an Abraliopsis Squid. Gradually we make our way into the light, cruising past shoals of silver scales and underwater forests. â€šImmersionâ€™ offers a placid, percolating rhythm and billowing pads, providing sonic symmetry for the dancing leaves, while the spheric soundscape of â€˜La Vie A Lâ€™Ombreâ€™ bubbles away like an underwater volcano. The optimistic ambience of â€˜Plenitude Azoteeâ€™, brimming with delicate melody and glistening sequences, perfectly captures the wide-eyed wonder of a reef dive, before drifting into the serenity of â€˜Paradeâ€™, an aquatic acquaintance of A.R.T. Wilsonâ€™s â€˜Overworldâ€™. A brief foray into shark fin funk sees out the A-side, before weâ€™re back amid the beauty of the ocean floor; â€˜Variation Abyssale IIâ€™ echoing the album opener but with even more poetry. The exotic and otherworldly sine waves of â€˜Dans La Jungle De Varechâ€™ simultaneously sound like a rainforest canopy, alien landscape and coral microcosm, expanding our horizons nicely ahead of the adrenaline rush of â€˜Hors Dâ€™Haleineâ€™. Shelter then sets us at ease with the tidal tonality and subtle shuffle of â€˜Fumeurs Noirsâ€™, a sublime synthetic suite, then leaves us to marvel at the soft focus splendour of â€˜Synthii Outroâ€™.