language barrier. ¥760

lusine icl
language barrier. mp3 album

hymen records. ¥760

download "language barrier" from

language barrier is jeff mcilwain's first album for hymen records since his iron city full length, released in 2002. (not including the 3'' cd contribution for the travel sickness box set or the condensed singles compilation). here, mcilwain explores his ambient side to a fuller extent than in any of his previous releases. beautiful chord structures melt with excerpts from his huge archive of field recordings. characteristic layers and treatments are mostly kept together by a metric structure accented with subtle rhythms. 'jetstream', for example, gets this structure from a sample-and-hold-like-treatment - restrained, but still very sonically detailed. language barrier is ambient electronic music at it's best, providing a relaxed, entrancing sentiment - music to be listened to, carefully and often. digipak packaging.


1 headwind
2 caught in the middle
3 a day apart
4 stones throw
5 520 at 8:30
6 jetstream
7 without standing
8 on the line
9 30 days and counting