PS097 - naps - I Do This for the Ocean
Returning to PS after the stunning Checking Out Early in 2016, naps, aka Jason Calhoun, offers a new collection of sine wave whispers. Equally melancholic and peaceful, the sound of naps is signature and consistent, but Calhoun finds new ways to bury his clustered micromelodies and narrative details into listeners’ memories. New surprises -- however microscopic -- await in the simple worlds conjured by Calhoun via synth, electronics, and small sounds. This seems to speak to the magic of this project. Minimal lullabies marked by momentary textural spikes and dazzles, rustling and rummaging ASMR style field recordings and found sounds, and refined melodic flourishes.
Ocean Slate Shell / Silver imprint.