The thick, rich glisten of “Tidal Magnefication” off the forthcoming Nils Quak album, Moiré / Braille, gets all the more detailed with each successive play, as each layer of shimmer takes on clearer form, like an orchestra’s membership slowing coming into focus as a fog clears. The piece has the bellows-like timbre and swell of a mind-altering raga, and provides the scene-setting undercurrent of a fine bit of sound design. It’s the sound of a fluorescent bulb that’s suddenly gained sentience and serves as an existential guide to all who have worked under its flickering watch.
Get the full release at j-and-c.bandcamp.com. More from Nils Quak, who is based in Cologne, Germany, at nilsquak.com and twitter.com/nq_music.