Jahiliyya Fields - Unicursal Hexagram - L.I.E.S. (US) 2X12''
L.I.E.S. boldly go where most other House labels wouldn't dare, presenting an excellent LP of cosmic synth music with religious overtones conceived by Matt Morandi aka Jahiliyya Fields. It's one of the label's most substantial releases to date, and not only by length. The music itself is of a wholly more gratifying calibre than their usual - albeit excellent and unconventional - dancefloor releases, drawing upon a wealth of exploratory synth music and symbology from Islam and Thelema to set the mind off on more spiritual, intellectually nourishing forays. From a Terry Riley-like ascension/immersion 'Servant Garden', 'Ocean Mom' melts into therapeutic new age drone and noise washes, while bass rhythms creep into the equation with the throbbing arpeggios of 'Air On Earth', and the oscillating flux of 'Water Breaker'. A soundtrack to Steve Cossman's 'White Cabbage' returns us skyward with ecstatic propulsion, and the conclusive 'AAAAA' kneads and weaves tangy synth discord and frothing pulses into a starry hammock.