Leslie Low, frontman of Singapore-based band The Observatory has released a solo instrumental effort, titled Longing. The ten track album is now available for digital download via Low’s own Bandcamp page. You can also get your hands on a limited edition vinyl LP (limited to 100 copies) through the good people behind Ujikaji Records.
Recorded in Bergen in 2011, the album features a series of spectral yet earthly soundscapes crafted by Low. It makes for an intriguing listen, though arguably, an album that relies heavily on emotional ambience might not be everyone’s cup of tea.
Have a listen to ‘A Pale Resemblance’ off Longing below. With its soft and subtle hues, the track has a sonic palette that is mostly fluid. Yet, despite this, the underlying incongruities in ‘A Pale Resemblance’ are undeniably inescapable.