Stream M. Geddes Gengras' Upcoming LP for Leaving
- Words: Glenn Jackson
Though one wouldn't know it simply by listening to Ishi, the upcoming LP of sprawling ambient expeditions from LA synth navigator M. Geddes Gengras, the album actually takes its inspiration from a very particular source: the story of Ishi, the "the last wild Indian" to emerge from isolation and into the modern world of 1911 America.
Only three-tracks long, Ishi clocks in at 35 minutes, its trio of calming ambient compositions feeling free to take their time. The resulting LP is a slow-moving canvas of fluttering arpeggios, aimless melodies, and dense aquatic pads. The opening "Ishi" stretches its organ-like drones across a wide canvas; "Passage" is far-reaching and marked by lightly tweaked synths that bubble to the top; and finally, "Threshold" digs the deepest into Gergras' lush textures. In the end, each song represents a seperate journeys into the dense modular wilderness.
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