Loren Dent - Anthropology Vol. 1
(Infraction 2009)

From Aural Innovations April 2010 update

The sound expands throughout the nothing, evolving and ascending. I can see it stirring in the darkness. The world before me alive, locking itself to the holy major chord of A#, or is it below me in the dimension of A, I am out to its tuning? Therefore outside it forever, lost and cast away from its minimalist tones? I hear the world sigh, in the mellow flow of its orchestral synthesized soundscapes.

The sound grows, like the birth of the organ’ic uplifting of the spirit. Revealing that the sombre depths that it once knew can also visualize a lighter, almost religious tone, in comparison.Throughout, it is very mellow and almost classical sounding at its core, but it can also be intense sounding in its frequencies at times. These lift the tones from dark to light and from sombre to spirited over the course of the thirteen tracks on the CD.

Its all-electronic influenced stuff, progressive yet static in the nature of the music, structured yet manic in the subtle energies of the tracks. It is droning electronic meditation from start to finish; jazz woodbines are optional yet advisable, sleep maybe inevitable if you are not careful! Total headphone stuff! I like it…
This is Dent’s second release, his debut being Empires and Milk in 2007.

Visit the band web site at: http://www.myspace.com/lorendentmusic
Visit the record label web site at: http://www.infractionrecords.com

Reviewed by Albert Pollard

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