Sa Pa – In A Landscape
Mana Records’ latest offering comes from Sa Pa, an artist sailing the abstract waters of textural ambient dub and techno. "In A Landscape" is a mercurial world of organic and mechanical counterparts, beats shifting in and out like tectonic plates.
Reminiscent of an unheard Faitiche excursion spliced with Porter Ricks, but more sandpapery, it’s at times benign, as in the ethereal flutter of “Room with a View,” and at others monstrous, per the rattling noise of “Fireworks.” It is both of this world and beyond it, matching crumpled field recordings with deep space bass and gently thrashed rhythms. As with all Mana releases it’s an album not for easeful but for engaging listening, giving more with each spin.