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ARTIST
TITLE
The Path of Spectrolite
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
AICD 003CD AICD 003CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
6/24/2014

Archives Intérieures re-releases The Path of Spectrolite by John Elliott's Imaginary Softwoods project. The Path of Spectrolite is a gorgeous, light-emitting exploration into dazzling musical colors. Starting with the opener "Entrance Through Selenite Pillars," John Elliot takes the listener into a highly textural musical space. Synth melodies shift into drones, evoking shimmering rays of supernatural light. "Eye Color" opens the spectrum even more, allowing a glimpse into a musical universe where past psychedelic traditions team up with a contemporary approach to composition. John Elliott treats his sounds with the utmost care and dedication. He allows plenty of openings for the listener to join in and take the trip down the chosen path. Through their respective multi-colored lenses, "Rainbow Obsidian Key" and "Globe II" are compositions which succeed in existing perfectly in the present moment. In the second phase of the album we arrive at "Black Water and Ice," the first track which presents a vague hint of percussion. It slowly progresses into a lush, string-based texture. Finally, "Crystal Pond" leads us into the last part of the trip. Its swirling notes evoking a sense of elegant liberation, of final transcendence and arrival. Archives Intérieures decided to re-release The Path of Spectrolite because the label feels it is an absolutely essential album. As a work of art it is almost confrontational in its honesty. Elliott's approach to attain an absolutely clear and focused sense of natural beauty and spiritualism is breathtaking. As no other, he knows how music and sound connect us to a wider perspective. Therefore, Archives Intérieures feels it is essential to give this album another push after its initial vinyl release on Amethyst Sunset in 2011.