Beginning with Aemae and now working under his own name, Brandon Nickell has spent the last decade taking cues from nearly all generations of analog and digital sound development and shaping them into a unique, fully realized vocabulary all his own. The compositions here are fluid, all captured with impeccable clarity; bell-tones and intricate layers of overlapping digital and analog synthesis intertwine within the stereo field. Remarkable material by an artist to watch.
Coaxed perception is assured by constructing a narrative out of abstraction, leading one to posit the statement rather than examine the question. Perception is tainted by presumption. Prophecy is [...]