Yet another feather in Low Point's near-flawless cap, Nickolas Mohanna summons all the neon synthy ecstasy of fellow neo-kosmischers Emeralds or OPN but to these ears achieves even richer results with his darker, dronier palette. Hard to imagine either of his more prominent peers deploying as much space or restraint as Gishiki's slow-motion jet-trails, Configurations in Placing Sky's stately warm swells or the rattling echo-chamber tone poem Thin Ice.
Stream all of Mohanna's outstanding Transmission Hue below, as well as the joyous Reichian shimmer of Green Sea from the forthcoming Optics on Slow Flow. Hear his earlier Vakhchav project here (Birth To a Point It Comes, Blackest Rainbow) & here (The Relative Middle, Small Doses).
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companion piece. Utilizing a range of musical tools, these arrangements work
to inform and solidify previous material. On Optics, Mohanna opens the lens wide to
sculpt out an array of sounds into sonically rich and spacious atmospheres where signals
drift and moments flourish. The sounds weave through a colorful landscape, passing upon a multitude of shades and textures - revealed in both stark and luminous patterns. Mohanna's environments are delicately woven together by an intuitive hardware/software approach which works to expand the capabilities of his sound sources. Special limited edition of 100 copies for the world."