• Matthew Duffield

Magazine Sixty – 'Blue Roofs' Reviewed...

Greg Fenton reviews 'Blue Roofs' by NRV on the Magazine Sixty music blog. "'Blue Roofs' connects like an unfolding lullaby, albeit a slightly volatile one."

Two extended sonic sketches based around everyday life from the drone/ ambient producer based in Sendai in Japan. A musical philosophy of soft simplicity; finding inspiration in everyday life and locations, which in turn give rise to emotional spaces. The 20-minute title track is sublimely graceful, a slow-moving beatless river punctuated by fragments of field recordings and microscopic glitches, while the accompanying track, ‘Sombra’, is a little shorter in length, and complements and contrasts its partner with a more pastoral, optimistic feel. As ‘Blue Roofs’ immaculately captures, nothing is truly ordinary, and everything has its rightful place in the universe and beyond.

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