Sometimes I just pick on some new albums only due to their artwork cover, that's what happened with ``In A Silent Way`` from Nico Niquo, and in cases like this you end up discovering an amazing album behind it. Which also applies to all the work published by Orange Milk Records (musically and visually). I was highly impressed by the touching melodies and ambients contained in this LP. Dreamy and trippy abstract landscapes from a beautiful future world... Playing it on loop for days already!
Nico Niquo returns to Orange Milk with the synthetic ambient masterpiece In A Silent Way. The work contains slowly evolving compositions and sound meditations based around the palette of modern grime music minus the percussion. In the songs “Arbor Arco” and “He Loved Him Madly” the grime theme is most present, with droplets of synth and bass rising and melting to suggest invisible kick drums underneath. “Rendered” and “In A Silent Way” begin with simple arpeggios that build to intense climaxes, while closing track “Aa-m” is an almost ASMR-inducing meditation.
Music by Nico Callaghan. Tenor Saxophone by Joseph Buchan. Mastered by Simon Lam. Visual art by Keith Rankin.
In A Silent Way by Nico Niquo, published by Orange Milk Records.