A year ago, Lillerne had the pleasure of releasing Be There, an 80 minute epic from Joseph Volmer’s Clearing project. It was a patient and nuanced ode to what Volmer’s been able to do with space, mood, and melody—taking these things and stretching and molding them without the need of force or superfluous accents. A year later, Differences represents an even more refined and intricate ability to create ambient music that’s as poignant and impressive as any I’ve heard before. Each song on this cassette has the depth and density to effortlessly draw a listener close, and the overall pace and chill-inducing buildup and release of this cassette is a must hear. Beautiful songs from one of my favorite musical projects. A big cassette for the year’s end that’s uplifting and melancholy in equal measure. Edition of 75 homedubbed Type II/Chrome cassettes. Artwork by Jan van der Kleijn.