🎡 Ambient Trip Commander (Legowelt)

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Legowelt, aka the Dutch electronic musician Danny Wolfers, has built his aesthetic on nostalgia for those halcyon pre-Y2K days, when the promise of technology seemed virtually limitless. His references are at once kitschy and sincere:Β ASCII art, GeoCities web animations, and, of course, arcaneΒ vintage synthesizers. His collection of the latter is always growing, each one an β€œingredient in the eternal flux of music alchemy.” That phrase would also make a pretty good description of this 100-minute ambient set. A placid, beatless drift through lush pads, eerie drones, field recordings, and snippets of spoken word, it’s steeped in ’90s vibes, reminiscent of the late-night moods of the KLF, the Orb, and Pete Namlook’s FAX label. Neither too sweet nor too oppressively dark, the set strikes a beatific balance. – Pitchfork

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