ALMA

ALMA (FIERCE PANDA)

ALMA - ALMA 86820
Format:
1 CD
Release:
18.09.2015
Label:
FIERCE PANDA
Kat.-Nr.:
86820
Barcode:
5024545724127
ALMA is a London-based ambient group formed in 2014, fronted by songwriter Pete Lambrou. 'ALMA' is a mini-album release by ALMA which tears trembling blue stars down from the skies and gives them a great big sonic hug.

Indeed, with their slow-moving soundscapes and experimental-as-anything overtures you could say that ALMA are putting the 'fun' into funereal.

Certainly, 'ALMA' features debut single 'The Great Escape' about which Bearded magazine decided it "feels like it would sit at home as the background music to an ambient explosion in space." It was further noted that this is more than fitting seeing as how ALMA takes its name from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array - "a really bloody powerful telescope." Hoovering up comparisons to fellow fragrant explorers Sigur Ros, Patrick Watson and Explosions In The Sky is the second single 'To The Stars'.

All of which is perhaps unsurprising when one considers that as mainstay of Codes In The Clouds and Monsters Build Mean Robots Lambrou's gently cosmic post-rock provenance is impeccable.

Joined by fellow Code In The Clouder Ciaran Morahan, ALMA deploy a loop station, multiple delay pedals, a piano and strings to create a slow-moving, high-flying soundscape of luscious gravitas.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. COSMONAUT
  • 1.2. THE GEAT ESCAPE
  • 1.3. THE GARDENER
  • 1.4. IF YOU BELIEVED YOU WERE AN ISLAND
  • 1.5. TO THE STARS
  • 1.6. THE LIGHTHOUSE
  • 1.7. WHILE NOTHING