XVARR - Beyond Illuminism
Emanating from exclusive UK distribution, Beyond Illuminism is Xvarr (AKA Zaheer Gulamhusein)’s deep devotional dive, a rich tapestry of synthesis that far exceeds customary descriptors of ‘otherworldly’, ‘expansive’ and ‘transportive.’
Though each of the eight pieces, evocatively titled “Blinded by Astral Light,” and “Harmonic Abyss” are formless, one could not mistake this album as an ambient expedition - it is far too engaging, built in such a way that its fluid dimensionality takes ahold of the listener with resolve. Architectural imaginings such in “Gemini Tree,” made of spacious piano-playing and assuring synthesis within granular atmosphere, meet ambient techno motivators like the lazer-finished “Quasi-Hypnotic” and the mystical tinkering amongst suggestions of orchestral string tuning in “Manifestation.”
Vinyl comes with glass mastered CD version in an exquisite screen-printed popset sleeve with gold foiled insert, limited to 220 copies.