State Of The Art Heirloom
"Tshklabs returns for the summer with a calm and lucid compilation titled State of the Art Heirloom. Picking up where Dated left off, this 10 track CD features an ambient and found-sound aesthetic made with a minimum of DSP showmanship; in its place are audio splices of everyday happenings, wavering drones, melancholic horns and understated rhythms. The intent of the compilation is to examine the idea of 'folk' music as we progress into the 21st century and onto the next wave of digital culture, while trying to maintain a certain poetic sensibility. To that end, the tracks exhibit a polite disregard for the latest generative compositional trends in favor of a warmer organic feel. This is not to say that there isnUt a good amount of experimentation to be found; the recording would make for a pleasant soundtrack to the forgotten story of discovering an old attic or junkyard treasure. Fans of the quieter passages found within Biosphere, Boards of Canada, Dettinger or the Touch label would do well to search out this release." Features: Antarktika, Ocone, Don Rainwater, Mark Hadley, Headshell, Taylor.