Simple key shifts and stripped down electronics make this record perfect for those late afternoon moments of quiet muse and muted excitement.
Coupler, otherwise known as Ryan Norris, develops haunting spacious notes and small intimate pockets for us to lose ourselves in. ‘America in the Coming Age of Electronics’ drifts occasionally into something that echoes a little more sadness than one would first come to expect.
Second track ‘Ton’ pushes us down singular lines of thought - remaining simplistic throughout, it enables a sense of focus to consume the listener, complicating only towards its tail end. And that remains the beauty of this record for myself, exploring its simplicity, and being gifted the time to really invest in it. It’s quiet, and beautifully so.
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- Luke Bartlett