New World Science – Osmos (Movements)
Each of the five offerings bestowed by Montreal’s Temple Recordings since 2015 have been flawless and highly coveted expressions of deepness - “illegal bombs” as one dilettante critic might say. Osmos (Movements) is no different, and may even surpass all former outings in its expert layering of past and future, organic and electronic; swimming between formless and beatific in tidal variation. New World Science is a collaborative jam enterprise led by Priori (Francis Latreille) and involving the wizened voices of Ex-Terrestrial (Adam Feingold), Emmanuel Thibau, Ramzi and Richard Ryan Wenger (aka R Wong). A contemplative dive into the fourth world in four movements, beginning in minimalist shimmer before graduating to ethereal tribal-downtempo step in electric-powered landscape, sliding into an evocative FM Synth ode and finally ebbing toward the warm embrace of loungey jazz-fusion. Emmanuel Thibau’s harmonized saxophone is the continuing thread that brings expertly noodled synth exploration onto a meaningful, soulful plane. Says the label, "these multi-stream compositions float in those uncertain spaces between electronic and acoustic, improvisation and production, old and new. It’s these uncertain spaces we’ve grown to love, and hopefully you’ll have as much trouble describing this record as we have, because that’s what it’s all about." With a visionary surrealist cover painting by Tomasz Kowalski to formally plant this aural apparition in the land of dreams.