Shadow of the Metropolis is Marcel Thee's second cassette on Lillerne, and a major shift towards a higher fidelity and broader approach to ambient music. While Slow Midnight contained tranquil pieces of somber reflection in its warbled, tape-affected loops and atmospheric field recordings, this newer material is more up front with both its stark beauty and raw melodic power. Vast synth arrangements that expand and build, layer upon layer, until they slowly fade away into lingering memories and silence. The sound of your city streets at night. Edition of 50, home-dubbed cassettes.
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Exquisite, relaxing, and quite trippy, this release is a highlight of the vast ctatsu sound exhibit. Be warned: listening to this music can lead to sustained higher levels of consciousness that can be hazardous to the practice of conformity and consumerism. JLP