GREEN DRAGON, BLACK TORTOISE
Full length album
“Wiklow’s ‘Green Dragon, Black Tortoise’ is the latest release off Abandoned Audio, sublabel of Berlin based 31337 Records; a premonition of audio that accompanies satellites, where echoes of the organic meet robotics busy at work, deep in the void. Occupying a space between IDM and ambient glitch, organic samples are peppered about and spring forth like sun flares in and among the cosmos.
At it’s core ‘Green Dragon, Black Tortoise’ is a flirtation with essentialism, stripping bare layers of structure and expectation, where observation meets reflection and experience meets perception.
Remaining mindful of the meditative space held by each track, a contrast can be felt throughout the record of careful precision that finds a way to flicker like a flame in the dark. Reminiscent of the past but unquestionably of the future, if AI could dream, this would be the soundtrack to the algorithms processed in space.”
Text – Michael Armstrong