The myth of the monastic, solitary ambient composer, slowly whittling away at hours of free synth improvisations, to form the perfect sound expression, has been shattered like the Night King getting poked with dragon glass. Yes, my friends, Sarah Davachi and Ariel Kalma — two heavy hitters among the ambient, drone, and modern classical scene — have come together for Intemporel.
Davachi released her most recent album, Pale Bloom, this spring, while Kalma’s last release was another collaboration, 2015’s We Know Each Other Somehow (with Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe). This is their first release together, and the album’s sound is described as being “built from the long tones of saxophone, tampura drones, wildly varied structures uttered by synths, harmonium and the Tibetan bells.” What more do you need to know?
Oh yeah. Maybe that Intemporel is out now via Black Sweat. You can purchase the LP and hear clips of each track now through Soundohm.