The future for magnetic bubble memories
- and there still is one - was more modest now.
Glass knew it. And knew he had to un-know it.
"Not productive, Mr. Glass."
Because for now, in green quiet, Martin was enjoying
the sharp minty spike of his cocktail.
All the while, a dragonfly - coloured in brilliant metal -
arced and spiralled around his recliner.
Pleasure's bubble and hum.
Hugging the horizon, the observation deck reveals
a panorama over the crystal bay.
Against the slow sky, the Pacific…
… and a wavy, patterned ice-cream.
We're proud to present the first set of recordings from Martin Glass. Exiled in Taiwan working on a deal that never gets done, an American businessman falls under the hypnotic spell of the Pacific. His is an Asiatisch fever dream - seaside lovers, translucent virtual vocalists, glass-y '80s synthesisers and multinational muzak. It's an ode to Pacific bubble decadence, beamed from a lilo or a roof garden (or both)... all fizzing arpeggios, melancholy marimba symphonies and sunken yacht karaoke.
In terms of sonic references: forgotten '70s nippon pop, Sakomoto + Glass sweeping neo-classicism, Haruomi Hosono driftwood, Susumu Yokota floral pretty-ness... it's all there somewhere...?
'Pacific Visions' is a joint release with our friends Dramatic Records.
'unmoored and blissfully drifting like clouds' - Pitchfork
'unbelievably gorgeous, I can't stop playing this' - Tom Ravenscroft, BBC 6Music
'wonderfully textural and dreamy soundscapes for future memories of summer places' - Nick Luscombe, BBC Radio 3 Late Junction
'a 4th world cyber-spa only accessible down some hidden hallway in vaporwave’s virtual plaza' - FACT
'assured to quell even the most assiduous of minds' - Crack Magazine
'amazing, I'm totally addicted to this record' - Throwing Shade, NTS Radio
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you are floating in a tank of salt water, when suddenly the tank dissolves and you are floating in the ocean. as the ocean evaporates, and you float into the white nothingness above you, this album plays. remy owen