Sun Araw yields his most cryptic glyph to date with 'Belomancie' for Drag City. Replete with a recommendation "to give 'Belomancie' your full attention, and to listen at the highest volume that is comfortable on high quality speakers with a pronounced stereo field or on an excellent pair of headphones", it's the most cerebral and focussed effort we've yet heard from Cameron Stallones', acutely contrasting with his looser, noisier psychedelic dub excursions. Its predominantly electronic palette and labyrinthine arrangement veers into Jazz-Fusion, Japanese ambient and modular Electronics, but thanks to Stallones' vocals and knack for warm juicy hooks, it's capably steered safe of noodling, finding a sweet spot between adventurous exploration and esoteric expression. An intriguing piece of work.
Gatefold double vinyl. Summer 2013, Los Angeles