BE 016: Springtime Return

by the volume settings folder & Tanner Garza

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Finally, two of Ambient's fastest rising artists have collaborated.

Through the use of ambient, drone, field recordings and noise, Italy's the volume settings folder has been building a steady discography of self-released albums since 2011. His dark ambient and drone style has become signature to his name and has lead to the captivation of those lucky enough to encounter his work. Tanner Garza has been hypnotizing listeners and audiences with minimal tape loop improvisations and has steadily produced an impressive and prolific amount of albums since 2012. It seemed like only a matter of time before they worked together. Although they recorded and reworked each other's source material on two different sides of the world, you would swear they had been in the same room the entire time.

"While it might be easy to turn this into background music, a careful ear will find much beauty and love behind this international collaboration. As the weather heats up, we’re losing opportunities to fully experience the moods captured on this tape, so put this one on the next time you’re able to get up early and witness a sunrise. As you come to life slowly, so will the world. You won’t just be listening to the music, you’ll be living it." - blackmetalandbrews.com

"Springtime Return is a great example of ambient music done well. Using field recordings in conjunction with drone, the pair create four tracks that are atmospheric, ethereal and haunting. There is an irony here: for a project conducted primarily on computers or other electronic equipment, and indeed a collaboration that took place across half of the globe via email, Springtime Return is fundamentally organic. It is so layered and nuanced that it sounds like nature; like something ancient and important yet simple, the earth spinning, time passing, drip of water as ice melts on spring’s return." - wakethedeaf.co.uk

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released June 2, 2014

Cover art by M. Beckmann.
Text and layout design by Tanner Garza.
Mastered by Paul Connolly.

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