Following Ardour in 2012, Brainfeeder’s West Coast producer Teebs releases his second, 12-track LP ESTARA.
Still glittering, majorly ambient and distortional, this time Mandowa’s composition exhales more maturity and elaboration, along with several changes in composition and sound. Percussion work is still present at times, collecting the scattered and rapidly floating small, low pitched particles into a mutually beneficent framing.
Reverse effects, at times defining the main melody, remind of Flying Lotus and Teebs’ Ardour. The release includes features from vocalist Jonti, Populous, Prefuse 73 and Lars Horntveth.