Ishq - Seascapes
and Blue Infinity
Two new Ishq releases. The first, Seascapes
, is composed of mostly improvised and spontaneous tracks that draw inspiration from the sea (and, in some cases, include processed samples of ocean waves and wind samples that resemble foghorns). The album is a nice one, but not really a standout in the Ishq cannon. Blue Infinity
, on the other hand, is fantastic. There isn't much in the way of the quirky electronics that I tend to appreciate in Ishq releases, but there are some truly stellar compositions on here, including Albatross
. Most of the other tracks are neat, but reprocessed, versions of motifs that appear in the opening.
As Drone On observed, there are some oddities in at least two of the tracks--things that feel like levels hitting limits artificially rather than deliberate glitches. I thought this might have been an artifact of the digital files at first, but the physical CDs arrived yesterday and those had the same problems. Weird.