Albecq is the project of Angus MacRae, James Jones, and Thom Robson, three London-based experimental artists and composers. The collective was formed in late 2016 based on a love of vintage synths, unhurried free-flowing soundscapes, and the pioneering ambient expeditions of Basinski and Stars Of The Lid. They’ll soon debut full length offering A Distant, Guiding Sun.
We’re told to expect “an ethereal, melancholic journey” with “intricate arcane environments,” all performed live and uninterrupted on a collection of dusty synths and a striking classic Rhodes piano, with a constantly evolving backdrop of live percussion, heady electric guitar, and spiraling analog tape delays.”
Ahead of the album’s released, scheduled for September 7, you can download “LACE” via the WeTransfer button below. The track provides an injection of more rhythmically led contemporary piano work and will be familiar territory for fans of Erased Tapes and 130701 catalogs with immediate, arresting melody taking the reins. Grab it now via the button below, or here for EU readers due to temporary GDPR restrictions.