Northern California producer Fred Welton Warmsley III’s solo work as Dedekind Cut (pronounced “dead-da-ken cut”) has evolved from fractured industrial design into increasingly subdued and sublime ambient meditations across two years of dedicated activity.
His second full-length collection, Tahoe – so named after the mountain lake town he now calls home – swells with widescreen grandeur, evoking vistas both inner and outer. There are echoes of his earlier, more tempestuous mode in tracks like “MMXIX” and “Spiral” but overall the album skews panoramic and pensive, muted synthetic mists contoured with choral melody, field recordings, and radiant drone. His compositional instincts feel alternately classical, contemporary, and conflicted, befitting an artist whose discography spans divergent labels.
LISTEN TO TITLE TRACK “TAHOE”
Warmsley characterises Tahoe as a “time peace,” sifting through “the past, the present, future, and fantasy.” Recorded in New York, Berlin, Cambridge, and Placer County, California.
“Excellently intense ambient work
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“Warmsley deftly bridges his influences, braiding liquid futurism into the textural warmth of disintegrating tape loops” – PITCHFORK
“It’s easily one of the most absorbing, sometimes disturbing Ambient albums you’ll hear in 2016” – BOOMKAT