♫♪  Ancient Ocean - “A Finite Life”

John Bohannon’s Ancient Ocean project feels like it’s been off the map for a bit, so it’s nice to see the ebbing tide of melody he summons is ready to make its way back to the shores of our headphone’d ears. For this taste off a new cassette release from Fire Talk called Through a Fear of Ageing, layered tones roll in with a delicate thrum ahead of something like a prepared piano plinking down into the wash, like droplets falling in the middle of a crystal clear lake. It’s got all the cooling and calming effects of a summer lounge out in the sticks, too, the ripples in the liquid mirror gently bending the beautiful imagery into things even more beautiful, full of hypnotic motion and curiosity. All of this situated in a solitary sort of setting, and although full in its own right, kept company by miles of a surrounding silence with a deep and tangible sense of space.

Ancient Ocean is also drifting toward your town on tour this month as well. Catch him at any of the dates you see here:

6/17 - Montreal, QC - Casa Del Popolo (Suoni Per II Popolo Festival)
6/19 - Toronto, ON - Edward Day Gallery (NXNE)
6/21 - Toronto, ON - The Great Hall (NXNE)
7/10 - Brooklyn, NY - Body Actualized
7/14 - Brooklyn, NY - The Acheron

• Ancient Ocean: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ancient-Ocean/127236815717
• Fire Talk Records: http://firetalkrecs.com

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