From the bottom up, Twinscapes is a long time coming, and not just for bass players. Sonically, this 11-track suite plays on your ears and mind in ways that can defy gravity, combining soft audial touches to go along with earthy funk, the residue left a kind of smoke that lingers but filters, inevitably it seems, upwards. Twinscapes really is a kind of novel treatment of the electric bass, not that this sort of thing hasn't been done before. Think Bill Laswell, for starters. And, of course, the acoustic bass also has its masters in altogether spare environs. ...read more
Bassists Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree) and Lorenzo Feliciati (Naked Truth, Beserk!) and several prominent guest artists venture towards the constellations via these bass-driven jaunts, shaded with streaming electronics, firm backbeats, and wraithlike soundscapes. Shortly after the first listen, I detected a kinship to bassist/producer Bill Laswell's early, bass- heavy ambient electronica outings and soon noticed that he engineered the mix for Twinscapes. The first several tracks contain loping bass grooves amid tastefully applied and largely, discreet otherworldly electronics treatments. The bassists yields a rather enchanting vista. Yet the second half of the album is where things pick up, ...read more
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