Friday, July 31, 2015

OLIWA “Eras” (Illuminated Paths)



Oliwa is an ambient artist from Argentina. “Eras” is a bright summer day on another planet. Synths create textural soundscapes that are beautiful, warm, and commandeer the listener away from wherever they are into the sound itself. Masterfully done.  


-- Roy Blumenfeld

9 comments:

  1. So jealous you got that Oliwa tape to review! Been moodily napping or cloud-staring to his tapes since Inner Islands put out that 4-way split with Hakobune, Former Selves and Panabrite! The full length put out before that damn near beat me into a blissful coma!
    -Kittenplan

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  2. Jacob - you're an inner islands fan? Just getting into their new stuff. I got the Orra and Braeyden Jae tapes from CG, and I reviewed Dragontime and Ki Oni (review not out yet). Good stuff.
    --Ryan

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    1. Weird. I got sent the Dragontime and Ki Oni tapes too. Just submitted my reviews for them.

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    2. Cool! Both of mine came directly from Inner Islands (MP3 promos though) for the site I run, Critical Masses. I really liked them both.
      --Ryan

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  3. Here's the Dragontime review:

    https://criticalmassesmedia1.wordpress.com/2015/07/23/crate-digging-quick-takes-dragontime-dragontime/

    --Ryan

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  4. i LOVE inner islands! those HEAR HUMS tapes did somethin' funny to my brain i don't think i'll ever fully recover from...and i like it!

    dude who runs inner islands (who performs under ASHAN) is an oakland resident, i'm pretty sure. i see him billed to play often. he & jen (both in ORRA) threw a Dragon Time/Ki Oni tape release show...at dusk, in a redwood grove... a few months back! fucking mmmmmagical!

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    1. Nice! Mitch from Hear Hums is a friend of Critical Masses. I LOVE his Peace Arrow stuff. He's from Gainesville, I'm north of Jacksonville. Small world.

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  5. I gotta listen to this 'peace arrow'! thanks for the heads upppp!

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    1. https://peacearrow.bandcamp.com

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