Invisible Path – The Levitating Mirror CS

NNF286

NNF286

The billowing, cloaked drones of Michael Bailey’s Invisible Path have been staged in total darkness, coaxed with bowed gongs and low-burning amplifier ritual, but few recordings to date have been as enveloping and planetary as The Levitating Mirror. Rich electric mists undulate above sub-bass synth throbs while a distant, clanging metronome reverberates in the sky. The muted rhythmic dimension of these pieces gives them a shadowed sense of motion, like some obscenely abstract ambient techno record pitched to 12 BPM. The mood moves from meditative and mesmerized (“Unraveling Threat Of Light”) to drugged and dissolved (“Escaped Into The Mist,” “Decompression”) before plummeting into industrialized, subterranean blackness (“Descension”). One of the more transportive headphone bio-domes we’ve heard in multiple years, hands down. Plug into the Path. Pro-dubbed tapes in collaged J-cards designed by B. Brown. Edition of 100.