Inspired by William Basinski and Andre Chalk, Josh Evans decided he wanted to create his own ambient textures. While even hardcore fans of the ambient scene might feel the 23 minutes of Purgatory and have a hard time sticking with the track through its entirety, it is definitely rewarding if you put the time in. Not unlike some of Keith Fullerton Whitman’s earlier work that explores the very fine nuances that may go unnoticed without the utmost attention Purgatory’s subtleties is what makes it interesting. Hardly anything you would play at happy hour on a Friday Purgatory is the type of song that you have to be in the right mood for which for fans of ambient, avant-garde and experimental are maybe more often then not.
This being the first I have heard Josh Evans’ music, I am interested as to what will develop in the future. As we have seen with many other contemporary artists of the genre they tend to experiment within their own pond.
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