London duo Walls have been releasing electronic psychedelia since 2010, most recently digging into electronic music pioneer Daphne Oram's archive for last year's Sound Houses LP, which they celebrated with a flawless FADER Mix. Having delimited their project with a three-album lifespan, sadly the duo's forthcoming record Urals—mastered by former Spacemen 3 member Sonic Boom, known for producing albums by Panda Bear and MGMT—marks the end of the trilogy, and the end of Walls.
New track "Voluta" suggests it will be quite a beautiful closing statement, though: the track could be vaguely defined as a cosmic, revving synth jam, but it's so much more inspired and finely-sculpted than most stuff that falls in that category. It's very much a transcendent sunrise-in-the-middle-of-the-desert moment. Walls told The FADER what it was like to wrap things up with Urals: "Working on it definitely had the feel of something coming to its natural conclusion. The sounds and textures felt completed in terms of the trilogy, and brought things to a natural end." Stream "Voluta" below, and be sure to buy a copy on April 13th when it comes out on Ecstatic.
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