Motion Sickness of Time Travel/Imperial Topaz - Split c24
Tranquility Tapes - TQ40: Edition of 150
"Dig into new night music from two projects near and dear to this imprint. Since we last heard from her on the label with her split with Tidal, Motion Sickness of Time Travel's Rachel Evans has delved a bit further into abstract territory with each new release. Her material on this split continues along the course of expanding her singular sound, with Evans layering spaced out synth improvisations over soothing pads while her gentle vocals seep into the mix like a beautiful apparition. Since we heard from them last, Imperial Topaz underwent a slight line up change and ditched the guitar in the process. Here, Caroline Teagle and newcomer Zachary Zierden cruise far away from the sun-drenched tunes that defined the project's debut in favor of cold, pulsing synth pop. Thumping rhythms accompany neon-lit progressions while Teagle's commanding voice sings evocative stories of souls lost in the twilight. Pro-dubbed and imprinted chrome cassettes, featuring designs by Caroline Teagle."