Ambient electronic artist Markus Guentner approaches his work from dream-pop, drone, and experimental angles, and on his next release, Shadows of the City (out on November 26 via Moodgadget), the German producer strives to elucidate the slow processes of the natural world through sound. The title track’s glacial pads gradually simmer to a boiling point, where a four-to-the-floor pulse takes control, gliding the celestial layers of chords to new heights. With a pace and sound palette reminiscent of The Field and a shoegaze-inspired approach to production, “Shadows of the City”‘s 12 minutes seem to blow by as one captured moment.

Shadows of the City