MONTY ADKINS: Residual Forms DL Crónica
This 20 minute one-track EP is available only on Digital Download (unfortunately for the collectors out there); with Adkins thematically covering the notion of ‘drift’ and a lone figure wandering round a city, locked in their own world.
‘Residual Forms’ is a beautiful release; with captivating drones and harmonies that slide and weave gently together into a rich tapestry of glowing light. Gentle smatterings of understated piano lay as the bridge for low basses to fall from; and light pads to float upwards to the sky.
It’s easy to become sucked into Monty’s story. If there ever was a lesson on how to hypnotise a listener with music, then Adkins accomplished ambient will engross those with a penchant for the genre with consummate ease.
Adkins does have his own sense of originality, but the tell-tale swells of low distorted guitar that rush the listener midway, are reminiscent of Fennesz; and that is no insult at all, completely the opposite in fact.
As a lover and avid fan of most music of this ilk, all I can say to Crónica is “vinyl please”.