On Transit, Lawrence English surveys a variety of radically different sonic environments and sets them against a rich array of textured electronics. Pulling together abstracted fragments from these settings, he creates an impressionistic sound portrait of his movement across Australia, Japan and the UK.
Not content with representing the overt sounds of these environments, English seeks out less apparent sound elements, such as a moment of rare quiet amidst Tokyo's Shinagawa district, movement of snow underfoot in the Scottish border country, and the deafening tones of Australia's cicada, he invites listeners to create their own narrative.
Certainly one of my go-to albums of this style. Enough warmth, tension, depth, and texture to make this a compelling listen for fans of Sakamoto, Illuha, and Deupree...or people just curious about this genre. Matt Cahill