Buenos Aires’ Ulises Conti returns to one of my all-time favorite labels, Flau, with a gorgeous album of piano-driven instrumental works set to field recordings of amusement parks, children, bugs, basketball games and more. It’s wholly transporting, and it’s got an amazingly offbeat name, too: Los Griegos creían que las estrellas eran pequeños agujeros por donde los dioses escuchaban a los hombres, which translates to The Greeks believed that the stars were small holes where the gods listened to men. The album follows 2013′s Atlas, an essential decade-spanning collection of Conti’s work, with 27 new tracks, one for each letter of the alphabet. Preorder the album here, and below, stream two of my favorites, “N,” which feels like napping at twilight by a pond, and “S,” whose barely glitchy processing suggests an entirely new world of digital fields to explore.
Stream: Ulises Conti, “N”
Stream: Ulises Conti, “S”