"From Above And Below" features two long and slowly evolving ambient tracks, recorded in early 2015. While "Tideline" is a soft and warm meditation, that builds up gradually to be followed by waves of mellow scratches and crackles, "Green Cavern" assembles analogue synthesizers and manipulated field-recordings in a dense and hardly noticeable way.
Both tracks are a mixture of real and synthetic, electronic sounds and create a calm yet challenging atmosphere, that is driven by a continous flow of frequency shifts and small alterations in sound, while at the same time being accompanied by rustling vestiges in the fore and background.
Headphones are recommended.
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Vital Weekly (976): "In the previous bunch of Midnight Circles releases there was also a release by Aaron Yabrov, of whom we otherwise don't know much. Here he offers two fifteen-minute pieces of ambient music, which he apparently creates with synthesizers, field recordings, 'mellow scratches and crackles'. The latter might be true, but field recordings were otherwise a bit harder to hear in these two pieces. It's perhaps not as light as his previous release, but I quite enjoyed this one also. 'Tideline' was a bit lighter with those scratches/crackles and 'Green Cavern' a bit darker and austere. Everything moved quite slowly and minimal, just like we expect these things to do. "