Loscil have always threatened to make a truly great record - 'First Narrows" is it. A perfect blend of the effervescent, floating accoustic traditions of one half of the mighty Kranky imprint (think Stars of the Lid, Pan American), and the midnight blue spacious soundscapes of a beatless Basic Channel, the album glides with the sort of depth and resonance you just can't muster up any resistance to. Minimal without being academic, warm without falling pray to romanticism, "First Narrows" is the latest in a long line of understated masterworks from one of the finest labels in the world right now. Featuring improvised Rhodes piano, guitar and cello, intertwined with computer generated electronic sequences, analogue and digital spaces, the album comes with a huge shout of recommendation. Beautiful music.