The Sales Department – (Sub)ways

IDM is a genre awash with artists that imitate and re-create the same old headphone junky wet dreams for musicphiles to mull over in the dark. Thankfully every now and then a talented artist will crop their head and release something extremly pleasing and rewarding, both for your time and your pleasure.

The Sales Department is the monika for MD Mathieson who has opted to release this short 23 minute EP on the widely acclaimed Test Tube Netlabel. This isn’t just another Boards of Canada rehash but more of an integration of sound spanning environmental downpour ambience highlighted in the track “8sat” to the almost Reichian aural what the fuck moments ala Electric Counterpoint in the third track “Hope you feel better”. Conveying a child like innocence with elegant charm and deep sea swells, wind hushing quietly in the background and distant coos of birds pecking away at the subconcious. It’s a good trip this one.

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