Delusive Tongue Shifts - Situation Based Compositions
sferic introduce TIBSLC to their ambient flock with a strong debut album of immersive synthetic environments ripe for inhabitation by fans of Jake Muir, Space Afrika, Jan Jelinek.
Hailing from the creative hotbed of Leipzig, Germany, The International Billionaire’s Secret Love Child (TIBSLC) arrives fresh from a 2020 album with Ukraine’s KIIBERBOREA to outline a hazily ambiguous but meticulously detailed sound hypersensitive to nanoscopic movement and fleeting midnight feels. The eight parts of ‘Delusive Tongue Shifts - Situation Based Compositions’ find themselves in good company on sferic’s roster of intuitive ambient explorers, but TIBSLC’s work shapes an arcing narrative quality that emerges across its yawning spaces, each viewed by perspectives ranging from lofty, birds-eye to more intimate and voyeuristic, like a fly on the wall in Deckard’s apartment.
Carefully keeping interest on the waking dream side of torpor, TIBSLC proceeds to shape the album’s experience at liminal, hypnagogic levels of intrigue, alternating its spatial and barometric parameters from light-headed sensations in ’Soft Afternoon Pressure’ to something like an ancient bathhouse humidity in ‘Later That Day.’ We can hear lingering, vaporous traces of ‘90s Likemind experiments percolate thru ‘The Touch Of Your Toes’, while ‘Beachlife’ fees like Burial filtered by Jan Jelinek, and ‘Extended Stay of Blue Sky’ evokes a glorious, aerial motion in its hang glyder swoops, with ‘Nightmode’ lushly extending that feeling of roiling midnight air that practically, gently leaves us pill bellied and swooning.