Gentoo – “this is as far as we go”

Dallas-based ambient/IDM act Gentoo is the alias for producer/multi-instrumentalist Damon Kelly, who highlights highly impressive atmospheric abilities throughout new track “this is as far as we go”, released on January 20th. The underlying melody is exotic throughout, a bouncy bit that’s reminiscent of some Eastern Asian works. Bursts of vocal choir appear toward the conclusion, providing additional depth to the feedback and warbled synths that rise and fall in tonal intensity throughout. The album the track is off of, Structures, finds Kelly using a similar arsenal throughout, with live drums, guitar, and bass all coming into play. Kelly has a background in photography and literature as well, so the stunning atmospheric result here is certainly from someone who values the importance of spacial beauty.

Stream Structures in full below:

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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