March 28, 2011
Sean McCann – Prelusion
Apparently just churning out one new release wasn’t enough for drone star Sean McCann, and neither was just running one label. In response, the face that launched a thousand tapes has just started a new imprint and is celebrating its creation with Prelusion – a brand new CD-R release. McCann has certainly got his style down to a science, and he’s always interested in going new places. Prelusion is, therefore, another beautiful step toward full on new age composition, with some truly gorgeous meditations and instrumental pieces. Keep an eye on the Recital site to grab all of McCann’s older releases and, inevitably, a boatload of new ones.
March 18, 2011
Sean McCann – The Capital
Among the brightest and most promising bulbs on the proverbial Christmas tree of prolific and starry-eyed drone masters, Sean McCann has truly outdone himself on The Capital. It’s his second full-length vinyl release and first for Belgian imprint Aguirre, and it also happens to be the high water mark for his specific brand of beautifully warped and shimmering ambience. The compositions on this record often carry a classic, orchestral new age vibe, bringing to mind Iasos’s recently reissued Inter-Dimensional Music, with pianos, horns, string and wind instruments floating atop waves of synth – a true journey and a real pleasure to listen to. With the absolute highest recommendation I can offer, I urge you to spend some time with this gorgeous, transcendent, and totally essential album.