Indiecater Records have just released Patterns, the latest EP from The Ambience Affair.
In early 2009 the Ambience Affair’s debut EP Fragile Things burnt a devastating impression on us so it comes as no surprise to see their follow-up appearing on Indiecater. This time they really mean business, their loop fantastic arrangements are still to the fore but the songs sound bigger and more inventive. They sure won’t be whistling this down your local pub but that’s not what we’re here for, at least today. TAA make songs that don’t really have a chorus, instead they build incrementally as layer upon layer is added to the rich sonic mosaic. Jamie Clarke’s vocals are uncompromising and direct, providing a human angle to the swirling instrumentation. Marc Gallagher directs proceedings from his drum stool, the brewing storm never deflecting him from his important role. Patterns provides a rolling barrage of creativity with the pockets of melodies adding the necessary sweetness and light.
This video for Devil In The Detail was shot on a Canon 400D DSLR… which doesn’t do video. Instead it’s been assembled from over 15,000 still photos by Souljacker.