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Swimming Against the Moments
"Structurally founded on conscious allusions to 'pop', 'ambient', 'electronica', but imbued with a high degree of critical distance, Ateleia music destabilizes classic notions of form and process in pursuit of a unique idea of song. Subtle melodies emerge snakelike from deep within floods of shimmering multicolored static; densely layered strata of interference rupture into moments of tonal clarity, only to be subsumed into the next span of shifting sound. Incorporating source material from a host of collaborators, skewed and reconfigured into a framework of constantly changing and decisive movement, the debut album from Ateleia (James Elliott) reveals a developed sense of composition and pacing across a range of approaches and textures. All eight of these tracks focus on elements of structure -- and the decay of structure -- with both the formed and the formless vying for space. The resulting sound is dense, angular and hypnotic, like watching red thread slowly twitch in the pulse of the tide."
"Ateleia is Brooklyn resident James Elliott. His music combines crystalline pulse with submerged aquatic drones and subtle ghost melodies. It's not so much oceanic as it is tide pool -- the churn of the tidal impulse captured in miniature and crawling with activity. Evoking the grand echo of My Bloody Valentine and the long-standing tradition of psychedelic minimalism, but informed by contemporary electronic music,
is truly immersive. Featuring contributions by David Grubbs (Gastr del Sol), David Daniell (Rhys Chatham, Jonathan Kane), Jon Philpot (Presocratics, Bear In Heaven) and Sadek Bazaraa."
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