Spark Applied To Powder is the ongoing project of Eugene Oregon's Kevin Spahn who has been active over the past decade producing his own form of dense, highly textured drones and shadowy ambient atmospheres. Nearly two years in the making, "Abandoned World" is a near hour long piece that evolves from total silence, slowly and skillfully, into thick flowing waves of metallic drones, rich bass fluctuations and atmospheric singing bowl harmonics. Using a Sidrassi Organ as the main source, fed through a complex network of rack mount reverb and delay, the singing bowls give the perfect accent to the cascading harmonics culled from the deceptively simple set-up. With a background in architecture, the use of many fine details being carefully arranged to form a massive and cohesive whole with a focus on minimalist beauty seems like a natural progression in the recordings he creates. Fans of fully submersing drone should not miss this album, as it's one of the best in the genre in years, if we do say so ourselves.
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Created in partnership with the Canadian noisemakers, the late legend's final collaborative LP enshrines his ability to lift joint ventures into otherworldly territory. Bandcamp Album of the Day Nov 8, 2021