The reassuring steady hum of soft drones, temperate in mood, weightless as if held aloft on gentle air currents; permeable to texture and filigree; slowly turning to catch shimmering glints of light; calm; harmonious. A salve for the ears and a balm for the soul. These are the things that come to mind listening to Constellate by artist & musician Steve Pacheco which he recorded in Santa Fe and Los Angeles. Understated and beautifully crafted, it is an excellent an inspiration to moments of reflection and an excellent companion to working in solitude.
The album, mastered under the sure hand of Ian Hawgood has just been released by Dauw, a Belgian label specializing in bespoke cassette releases which feature minimalist abstract artwork of Femke Strijbol . It is available in a numbered edition of 90 copies with handmade artwork and a dried flower or a special edition of only 10 copies which contain the tape, tote bag and a print. Digital downloads are also an option.