FROM THE STACKS: Leyland Kirby

We get a lot of crap CDs at the self-titled offices. But once in a while, a pleasant surprise slips into our promo stack. Here’s a recent delivery that knocked the S/T staff on its collective ass.

The Artist/Album: Leyland Kirby, Sadly, The Future Is No Longer What It Was (History Always Favours the Winners, 2009)

The Vibe: A four-hour tone poem about the “fragility of existence”–one that’s strikingly beautiful and (surprisingly) never boring.

RIYL: Power naps; quality-controlled trilogies; the Selected Ambient Works period of Aphex Twin

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