Mike Jedlicka & Cloudburst – Tabor / NW Passage
Mike Jedlicka and Cloudburst share Optic Echo’s return to vinyl with this ambient, field recording laden 12”. Copies are hand numbered in a limited edition of 160, and silkscreened on recycled cardboard sleeves. Art by Marcus Fisher, mastered by Taylor Deupree at 12k.
“Tabor” is a beautiful, atmospheric piece that sounds almost like a disjointed bit of overheard opera music seeping in from another space. This operatic quality is largely derived from the female vocal trills, which are suspended over a base of fractured piano, electronics, and bowed bass. Cloudburst’s version stretches the original seven-minute piece to just over twelve minutes and amplifies the empty spaces inherent in the original. To Cloudburst’s credit, he manages to render Jedlicka’s piece as something that resembles its source material while still putting his own stamp on it.”