With the latest video from their recent album, Bathymetry, Matt McBane and Sandbox Percussion encase listeners within a crystalline soundworld on “Surface.” Textural movements glide through clear space, the only hints of friction coming in the interactive silhouettes between ASMR-infused scrapes and the bass echoes of a Moog synthesizer. For music so spacious, the detailed interactions become intimate focal points that bring a gentle warmth to an otherwise otherworldly piece. Fastening these divergent themes together in surprising ways makes “Surface” – and Bathymetry as a whole – a remarkable wonder.
Bathymetry is out now via Cantaloupe Music. Stream and order HERE.