• ilyas ahmed I Am All Your Own (LP, £17.50)

    label: Immune

    LP edition with two sided insert and download card. Limited supply on red vinyl. On I Am All Your Own, his first album in three years, Ahmed employs strategies gleaned from experimental and ambient musicians, such as Lawrence English and Fripp & Eno, and applies them to song-based guitar music. Building slowly and purposefully, each individual track adds to the albumʼs overall, scrupulously-forged contour. His most direct work, Ahmed’s voice is brought to the fore and unobscured. Like the best work of his friend and collaborator Liz Harris (Grouper), as well as classic touchstones such as the Velvet Undergroundʼs self-titled third album and David Crosbyʼs “If I Could Only Remember My Name,” Ahmed’s songs exist in a sublime moment of suspended animation, calmly dwelling in between modes of music making both timeless and contemporary – deeply imbued with stillness and peace. “Ilyas’ music is in service to dream investigation, at once still and impermanent as an August cloud and then sweeping like a strange breeze through your thoughts. I Am All Your Own will wrap you in serenity but is aware that any second now you may escape. Music of a sweet morning, and unforgettable.” - Thurston Moore, London. “a pristine bit of late-fall melancholy, all traipsing acoustics and droning organ... an ecstatic and strange haze, like the last night of a hot summer’s lost weekend” - Pitchfork. Tracklisting: 1. City Daze 2. Come On 3.All You Say 4. Untitled 1 5. The Last Laugh 6. Untitled 2 7. I Need To Fix My Body So I Can Light My Mind On Fire Again 8. Closer Tonight

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