Review of Interstices [12k2028]

Drowned In Sound (.COM)

Illuha, the duo of Tokyo residents Tomoyoshi Date and Corey Fuller, present Interstices as being a stopgap between 2011’s Shizuku and a forthcoming release but that would seem to be an unnecessary belittling of what’s on offer here. The three lengthy tracks here are delicate, fragile pieces that are perhaps mightier than they sound. Apparently conceived through improvisation, which is fairly hard to believe given how well everything sits together, Interstices is a steadily developing collation of sounds and textures that occasionally builds into something surprisingly cathartic given its subtleties, as on the closing moments of opener ‘Interstices II’, but predominantly sticks to fairly peaceful domains. It’s a wonderful soundtrack for the everyday, containing just enough sonic highs to remain genuinely engaging throughout.

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