TER: Fingerprints CD cat|sun
Poland based composer TER works with a cross-breed of vintage and modern electronics that are tinged with percussion. Over the course of six untitled tracks, emotive and evocative simplistic synth lines invoke a blissful ambience that occasionally drifts into thumping beats, without overstepping the mark as to fall into dance territory.
There is a sparse emptiness to ‘Fingerprints’ that acts as this albums main strength. In part, the obscure cold pads are tinged with an amber glow, giving this release an almost winter morning briskness as you breathe in the frost sharpened air.
TER has produced an album, that whilst not being monumentally amazing does hold itself upright and sturdy. I would have liked to see a touch more bravery in the execution of the programming; and whilst the uncomplicated layers are one of this releases strengths, they are also something to work on in the future to elevate this project to a greater audience. Minimalistic and unfussy, packaged in an oversized digipak with pleasant artwork, this artist does show promise as an entire package, should he dare take a larger leap into the unknown.